Q & A with Jenny Chang, Founder of ROCKNU
Sit down for a Q & A with Jenny Chang, Founder or ROCKNU, ROCKNEVENTS, and the JC Brand. She will share her story and insights in the event industry and life.
How did you get to where you are today?
I started my career knowing three things: I love love, I love to direct and produce, and I love parties. When I was introduced to wedding planning, all the pieces started to come together.
I tailored my educational curriculum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to advance my career in event planning. Upon graduation, being a young 19-year-old, I struggled to find someone that would take a chance on me. And that’s where the idea of Rock N’ Events was born. If nobody would hire me, I would hire myself. I started the logistics for my company at 19. Over the next four years, I spun around different jobs, but every time I looped away, I always looped back to wedding planning.
I launched Rock N’ Events in the summer of 2013. No decision had ever felt more secure. In my first year, I was given the gift of 15 couples who allowed me to create their special day. By my second year, I was voted one of the Best Wedding Planners in Los Angeles and Orange County. And in my third year, I expanded my company to San Francisco. It felt like almost overnight, I had transformed myself into a luxury brand.
And I’m always chasing my next dream. I’ve since founded The JC Brand, Vowla, and, of course, ROCKNU. There’s always more to innovate, to keep igniting my passions.
What is the most satisfying part of your job?
Through my experiences, I’ve developed a strong belief in sharing love and knowledge with others. The richest thing I can feel is to know that I have given someone value in their own lives. My member’s success is my success. Being an entrepreneur is a world of risks, of large investments of time and money, and my strongest wish is to share success with the world.
What’s been your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge is developing the right team. I am just a visionary, it’s the team that is continuing to build my dreams. It’s been a challenge to get all the right people, but building the right team is also my greatest reward. My brands attract the people that I want to represent me. My brands even attract the type of clientele that I want to represent. I’ve been able to build a company that revolves around who I am, so I’ve surrounded myself with like-minded people, the perfect team.
What do you define as success?
Being a visionary, being a CEO, I’ve become an addict of not knowing when success is success, not knowing when to stop and celebrate. You can be exactly what you want to be, but when you’re there, then what? I live with the mentality that anything can happen. I’m always pursuing my passions, and being able to do that is success.