GIRL ON TOP: Jessica Glover Discusses Launching GLO Communications, Achieving work-Life Balance & Personal Style

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jessica Glover (left) with business partner Chrissy Newton (right)

Jessica Glover (left) with business partner Chrissy Newton (right)

Commonly known as a the founder of GLO Communications, Jessica Glover shines bright as one of Toronto’s most well-connected individuals. She is smooth, savvy and successful but doesn’t shy away from the fact that it took a lot of work to get to where she is today. With a thriving career and love life, this woman seems to have it all but what I adore about her the most is her quiet confidence. She knows where her power lies and uses her strengths to make her mark as a woman in business. Meet Jessica Glover – this week’s Girl On Top!

How old are you? 20s/30s/40s?
30’s

What is your zodiac sign?
Gemini

What is your educational background?
A York University graduate with a BA in Communication Studies

Where were you born? Raised? Live now?
Born, raised and still lives in Toronto. Adore this city.

Jessica with the love of her life

Jessica with the love of her life

Single or Taken?
In love with the kindest and sweetest man. Blush

First job ever?
At fourteen I was parking lot attendant (for a day) at a funeral home.

First real job?
After graduating from York University I worked at Post City Magazines, it’s actually what lead me to a career in public relations.

Your 5 must haves of the moment?
iPhone, Frye boots, Songza, a pen and notebook (to jot down ideas) and a large purse (it’s my home away from home)

How would you describe your personal style?
Chic, feminine and flirty but also casual – I do like a pair of great fitting jeans.

Jessica Glover (left) featured in PRODUCT Toronto Magazine

Jessica Glover (left) featured in PRODUCT Toronto Magazine

What are you currently listening to?
NPR (National Public Radio) my boyfriend loves podcasts so he’s introducing me to a whole new world or nerdity. I’m also addicted to Songza playlists; they have a playlist for everything.

So what do you do?
I’m a Publicist who owns/runs a boutique public relations firm, GLO Communications.

Take us along the path (personal & professional) that took you where you are today.
It’s been a great journey; I started my public relations career while at Post City Magazine eight years ago. I have worked with Vervegirl Magazine, Scholastic, Rogers and another boutique PR in Toronto before starting GLO Communications. I’ve worked on a ton of fantastic campaigns (lifestyle, entertainment, publishing and consumer brands) with some even more fantastic clients (DK Publishing, Adrienne Kress, Gene Simmonds, eggplant collective to name a few). I also started Bask-It-Style, now in it’s fifth year, which is a twist on traditional gifting suites – we craft gift bags with trendy products to be delivered to celebrities in their hotel rooms while they are in town for the Toronto International Film Festival. I have also grown as an individual  learning from my mistakes and trying to take the road less travelled – I’m excited to see what’s next for me.

What’s the toughest thing you’ve been faced with thus far?
I’d say learning how to balance my life business and social life. Owning a business is a lot of hard work. You have to be prepared to put in a lot of hours, but you also have to learn how to balance this with your life outside of the office. It can be done!

Jessica at an event with Tiffany Astle, Rene d'Entremont and Al Alpuerto

Jessica at an event with Tiffany Astle, Rene d’Entremont and Al Alpuerto

 

Jessica front row at fashion week

Jessica front row at fashion week

What did your parents want you to be?
Happy.

What’s the best piece of advice you were ever given?
To always follow my heart and try not to stress out too much, as things always have a way of working out the way they are supposed to.

What advice do you have for women who want to follow in your footsteps?
Research. Research. Research: Always know who you are pitching and their beats.

Is it possible for a woman to successfully balance both love and career? Why or why not?
We can. I’m a believer in work/life balance. You can have everything you want you just need to learn balance. Take time to work, take time to love, take time to play and take time to rest.

What’s next for you?
Working with more great clients and enjoying time with my boyfriend, friends and family.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years… 10 years?
Still happy. Still running GLO Communications. And travelling more.

And last but not least, where can readers find you? Facebook, Twitter, Website, etc.
Twitter:  @jessica_glover  @GLOCommunications
Facebook: GLO Communications
Website: www.glocommunications.ca

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I am the co-founder of New Girl on the Block, a mentorship platform for millennial women who are dealing with major life and career transitions. In addition, my passion includes advocacy for anti-bullying and mental health in which I contribute my free time spreading awareness, providing expertise on media platforms and delivering keynote talks in schools nationwide. When I'm not working with young adults, I am growing my brand as a content strategist. I have successfully crafted a business in storytelling as a Journalist, Author and Ghostwriter.