Power and Collaboration Will Be The Name of the Game at New WEIC Women’s Leadership Summit
San Francisco, CA — July 15, 2021 — WEIC, the largest global community of women working in cannabis and ancillary industries, kicks-off its first virtual Women’s Leadership Summit on July 21, 2021. Themed “Power and Collaboration”, the one day summit is designed to address the rapid loss of female leadership and power in cannabis and question how the community can address and stop this trend.
In 2019 women held 37% of senior level positions in cannabis. Today, less than 8% of CEOs are women and only 38% of all positions in cannabis are held by women.* This is an alarming statistic that must be addressed by the women working in cannabis immediately.
“If we don’t do something, as a community, the number of women in cannabis will continue to dwindle and our access to money and ownership along with it,” Kyra Reed, WEIC founder and CEO, told Highly Capitalized. “Right Now is our opportunity to stop the power drain, but we can’t do it alone. It’s an effort that takes all of us, working together to ensure our place in the industry is protected.”
“MATTIO Communications shares the belief that a fair and inclusive industry requires investing in women,” said Rosie Mattio, President and CEO of MATTIO Communications. “I’m personally excited to work alongside WEIC to have a direct hand in bringing more women into the cannabis industry.”
“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to build an industry from the ground up that is inclusive, diverse and just, and yet women are losing ground at a distressing rate,” Reed added. “The summit is designed to help women elevate our voices and establish real power in the global cannabis market.”
The Women’s Leadership Summit: Power and Collaboration brings together a diverse group of influential women. This virtual summit offers opportunities for women to learn and interact with each other, irrespective of their location. Join us to hear from the following speakers:
Andrea Brooks, Founder and CEO – Sava
Annie Holman, Founder and CEO – The Galley
Christine De La Rosa – The People’s Ecosystem
Kate Lynch, SVP Marketing – Curaleaf
Khadijah Adams – Girl Get that Money
Franny Tacy, Founder and CEO – Franny’s Farmacy
Helen Gomez Andrews, Co-founder and CEO – The High End
Katie Pringer, Co-founder – Marigold Marketing
Kendra Losee, Founder and CEO – Mota Marketing
Lelehnia Du bois – The Humboldt Grace
Dr. Lola O Ohonba, WCI Health, Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis Specialist – WCI HEALTH
Mara Gordon, Founder and TEDx speaker – Aunt Zelda’s
Nancy Whiteman, CEO – Wana Brands
Rosie Mattio, Founder and CEO – MATTIO Communications
Scheril Murray Power, Cannabis and Agricultural Attorney – Doumar Allsworth Laystrom Voigt Wachs Adair & Dishowitz LLP
Susan Soares, Founder and CEO – The State of Cannabis
Valda Coryat, CMO – Trulieve
What: 7 Hour Live Virtual Conference, Reservation only
When: July 21, 2021 at 10 AM (PT)/ 1 PM (ET) – 5 PM (PT)/ 8 PM (ET)
Presented by: WEIC and CannOccasions
Format: A Combination of Keynotes + Panels
Sign up: http://bit.ly/weicwebevent0721
TITLE: Women Empowered in Cannabis Leadership Summit: POWER & COLLABORATION
- Keynote: EXECUTIVES: How to Use Power in Leadership
- Keynote: MESSAGING: Developing the a POWER message for women in cannabis
- Keynote: FINANCE: Women, Money & Power
- Panel: CULTIVATION: Power & Collaboration
- Panel: MANUFACTURING: Power & Collaboration
- Panel: SCIENCE & RESEARCH: Power & Collaboration
- Panel: RETAIL: Power & Collaboration
- Panel: INTERNATIONAL: Power & Collaboration
- Panel: CBD: Power & Collaboration
- Panel: HEMP: Power & Collaboration
Related Links: WEIC Women Empowered in Cannabis, The Women’s Leadership Summit:Power and Collaboration, CannOccasions, Bliss Molecules, MATTIO Communications, Trulieve
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About WEiC – Women Empowered in Cannabis
Founded by Kyra Reed in 2017, Women Empowered in Cannabis (WEIC) is THE place where women share resources, provide support and build networks around the world with women who are part of a movement to create an inclusive, diverse and equitable cannabis industry. Our members are women industry leaders, seasoned veterans and newbies from local farmers and large organized growers. WEiC includes professionals of every kind including cultivators, bud-tenders, product makers, scientists, medical researchers, Doctors, Nurses, policy makers, compliance and testing experts, and lawyers.
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