Photo credit: Mia Di Stefano
On a recent Thursday evening in downtown Manhattan, nearly 50 women and a few men, ranging from millennials to baby boomers, gathered in a sleek co-working space to talk about weed.
Each month, a different group of enterprising women gives a presentation at Women Grow, a national organization founded in Denver in 2014 that connects, educates, and empowers women in the cannabis industry. Before and after the feature presentation, women have a chance to network with other aspiring entrepreneurs or industry veterans, fostering connections that may help with their own canna-businesses.
The group at the most recent meeting included lawyers, nurse practitioners and an edibles chef, and the presenting company was AnnaBís, a New York-based line of luxury accessories to help women keep their medicinal cannabis products safe, secure, odor-contained, and separate from everything else in their purse.
Melissa Meyer, chair of New York’s Women Grow chapter and Founder of HealthMJ
I’m seeing a lot of female entrepreneurs, and they’re coming from sophisticated professions like law, finance, media, and tech.
Read Madison Margolin’s “New York’s Nascent Weed Industry Opens Up Space For Women”: http://www.villagevoice.com/news/new-yorks-nascent-weed-industry-opens-up-space-for-women-7747447