1 Year of Women Grow: Our Annual Report

1 Year of Women Grow: Our Annual Report
Barely a year ago we started with one chapter in Denver and have now launched Women Grow in 33 cities in the US & Canada. We have been called the fastest-growing organization in cannabis and couldn’t be prouder of our brilliant chapter leaders across the country. Here’s some highlights of our first year:
  • Created by Jane West, we have grown to three co-founders (Jane West, Jazmin Hupp and Julie Batkiewicz), five full-time staff (Candice Owens, Jazmin Aguiar, Paige Cecchi, Lauren Cisneros and Kristina Neoushoff), and many amazing collaborators (Susannah Grossman, Lauren Gibbs, Melissa Vitale, Natalie Simone, Amy Dilullo, Maureen McNamara, Lee Hart, Kendal Norris and Greg Wilson).
  • We started with just $30K in seed funding from our landmark Founding Members and have closed $250K in partnerships from our #First50 and are getting ready to launch our business membership directory.
  • We held our first Leadership Summit for 121 women from 20 states with ages ranging from 23 to 72. We also welcomed thousands of diverse entrepreneurs into the cannabis industry through events across the country.
  • We brought 76 female cannabis business owners to DC and lobbied for fair treatment of their businesses.
  • We launched our first online education series.
  • We worked with events and press across the country to place diverse speakers.
  • We have expanded so far beyond our Colorado roots that we’ve moved one of our co-founders, Jazmin Hupp, to Oakland.
We’re here to welcome you into the fastest growing industry in America. We’re ready for you.

The legal marijuana industry will never be this small again. You can see what we’ve done in just a year. Imagine if you started today–where could you be in 12 months?

Each month we’re going to reveal some of the challenges we’ve faced and how we’ve overcome them on the Women Grow Blog. I hope these posts will remind you that the road is long and hard but well worth it!

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.~Winston Churchill

 

With great gratitude,
JAZMIN HUPP
Founder & Executive Director, Women Grow
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11 Comments

  1. SO PROUD of the WOmen grow movement – for those at the inception, and those who are joining more recently, like myself.
    Much love and light to all – Happy New Year – Here’s to many more incredible opportunities, relationships, and support!
    XO – Hugs,
    Luna

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  2. Hi, I recently was looking over your site on Instagram and it inspired me to get involved.. Only thing is I’m located in Toronto.. I’m just wondering if you had any opportunities out here.
    Thank you
    Lauren

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    • Hi Lauren,

      We have a great chapter in Toronto! Make sure to connect with them.

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      • Looking for info on Humboldt Chapter. It may be in active – if so, we would love to get a July meeting planned. Please let us know who we need to talk with. Application for a chapter was submitted this last week but we have not heard anything. Thank you!

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  3. My story is that of a senior forced off medical by a VA requirement of no use they don’t approve. I had to choose between being bedridden and living my life. The meds I am on keep me up and living my life, but could benefit from the addition of the medical. They test me because of past use, but I have not used in years. I looked into moving, but it is the same no matter what state laws say as we are dealing with the VA, a federal institution. All I have to say is “go girls.”

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  4. Any events or network gatherings in Ashville, N.C. or Georgia? I’m interested but the subscribe site is down.

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    • Hi Misti,

      The nearest events to you are in Columbia, South Carolina.

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      • Hi my name is Theresa Whitley and I am interested in women grow can I get some more information about the organization.

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  5. Hi there. I’m in the Palm Springs area… anything near me? W Desert Hot Springs opening up to Cannabis – biggest legal grow op in Riverside County just broke ground – maybe there could be? Thanks.

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  6. Desperately seeking a chapter of Women Grow in south OC!

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  7. How can I start a new chapter in a state where medicinal/other is not legalized?

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