A women’s summit is being held in Los Angeles on July 22nd for cannabis businesswomen. Women represent a large portion of cannabis business owners already and the summit looks to link up women that are interested in the business with others that have already found success. Have you ever considered entering the new frontier of of cannabusiness?
Women have moved into the marijuana industry in impressive numbers, making up a large segment of both customers of the product and the entrepreneurs producing it.
One study showed that women make up 36 percent of the executives in the marijuana industry, with the numbers especially high in cannabis testing labs, marijuana infused-products businesses and ancillary cannabis ventures.
Against that backdrop, women in the cannabis industry from around the country plan to come to Los Angeles on July 22 for the Cannabis Business Women’s Empowerment Summit.
“There are more women leaders in the cannabis industry than any other industry,” the summit’s site states. “However, there is still much work to be done.”
The marijuana industry, still very much in its early days, does offer a wealth of opportunity for entrepreneurs. But while the number of women leaders in the marijuana industry is impressive, they still can face the same sort of “glass ceiling” issues they face in other areas.
The event this month in Los Angeles is geared toward pairing women who are entering the cannabis business with mentors who have already achieved a great deal of success. Every woman attending the conference will be put into groups lead by mentors.
Those invited to speak and/or mentor include Sara Batterby, president and CEO of HiFi Farms in Oregon; Celeste Miranda, founder of The Cannabis Marketing Lab in California; Ariel Clark of the Clark Neubert law firm that specializes in the cannabis business with offices in Santa Monica and San Francisco; and Alexis d’Angelo, a Los Angeles-based technology expert and vice president of Business Development at Women Grow.
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