About Jane Spicer
There is no school I know of that offers a degree in Entrepreneurship. I just learned “on the job,” from the mistakes I made along the way and the challenges I encountered. There were plenty of both. Being a 16 year-old girl selling a new product to what could affectionately be referred to as the “old boys club” presented challenges every day. But I knew we had a quality product and a niche in the golf business that no one else occupied. We believed totally in what we were doing, and still do, and work tirelessly to be the best that we can be. Golf is still a male-dominated industry, with few other female CEO’s, but our success has made that situation less significant.
I have always felt that with success comes responsibility. Along the way I seem to have become something of a role model for young entrepreneurs, especially women. It is a great pleasure for me to serve as a mentor and help them succeed in whatever their passion may be.
I stumbled a bit, actually a lot, when my mum passed way suddenly. All the responsibility was suddenly on my shoulders. Somehow the company survived and even thrived, and so did my children. Let’s just say I learned a few things about life-work balance. I truly enjoy hiking our wonderful trails in Arizona. Family time is precious with my two children and our various rescue animals.
One of the things I love about Daphne’s is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. How can you, surrounded by the silly Gopher, the crazy Monkey Made of Sockies, and those lovable pups? Friends often ask me, “What’s in your Inbox today?” It could be an urgent request for unicorn headcovers to be delivered to the Phoenix Open, or a note from a long-time customer asking us to restore a beloved yet bedraggled headcover.
So now you know. There is a real person behind the company. It’s me, myself and I, Jane, head honcho, CEO, and chief fixer of Ladybug antennae—just ask Padraig Harrington.