Power and Collaboration Will Be The Name of the Game at New WEIC Women’s Leadership Summit

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SAN FRANCISCOWEIC, 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. 


“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,” said Kyra Reed, WEIC founder and CEO.  “The summit is designed to help women elevate our voices and establish real power in the global cannabis market.” 

“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.”

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  
  • Mskindness Rivera
  • 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 
  • Tiffany Yarde
  • Valda Coryat, CMO –  Trulieve  

Event Details:

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

Session Sponsors: 

  • Bliss Molecules 
  • MATTIO Communications
  • Trulieve

Event Topics:

TITLE: Women Empowered in Cannabis Leadership Summit: POWER & COLLABORATION

  1. Keynote: EXECUTIVES: How to Use Power in Leadership
  2. Keynote: MESSAGING: Developing the a POWER message for women in cannabis
  3. Keynote: FINANCE: Women, Money & Power 
  4. Panel: CULTIVATION: Power & Collaboration
  5. Panel: MANUFACTURING: Power & Collaboration
  6. Panel: SCIENCE & RESEARCH: Power & Collaboration
  7. Panel: RETAIL: Power & Collaboration
  8. Panel: INTERNATIONAL: Power & Collaboration
  9. Panel: CBD: Power & Collaboration
  10. 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



About CannOccasions 

A Denver-based event planning company offering scalable and custom solutions. Including site/virtual platform selection, contract negotiation, event production and styling.  CannOccasions produces virtual, hybrid and in-person events, including conferences and summits, trade shows, product launches and consumer consumption events.  Our clients range from non-profit cannabis educational organizations to dispensaries. 

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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