The promises we make to ourselves

The promises we make to ourselves

As entrepreneurs, we are experts at investing in our businesses; always leaving ourselves for last. I, too, fall into this trap of fulfilling everyone else’s needs first. Suffering from a life-threatening chronic illness, I struggled further with the guilt of not always being able to be there for my husband, my children, and my business. After a surgery in 2015 that left me hospitalized for more than fifty days, I promised myself that I would take the next opportunity to invest in myself. I was totally unsure when I bought my ticket to last year’s Leadership Summit. I lived in a state that didn’t even have legal cannabis businesses yet. I didn’t know how I’d fit into the cannabis industry, much less into this crowd of over a thousand women. It turned out that in a community of women brave enough to break federal laws, it wasn’t about fitting in. Everyone stood out! I met a unique assortment of women from all over the country. Women with decades of career experience and college graduates just getting started. Women leading huge cannabis businesses and women doing their first weekend of research. Women with huge networks and women–like me–who came on their own. All the women at the Leadership Summit had one thing in common. We had all realized that in order to serve our communities, we had to serve ourselves first. We were there to invest in our knowledge, our professional network, and our personal support systems. I thought the content was going to be the most valuable part of the Summit. This was one of the only ways to learn about launching a cannabis business…there were no college classes. The content was incredible–but the inspiration was...
Two Women from New York City’s Public Relations Industry Make a Splash in Cannabis

Two Women from New York City’s Public Relations Industry Make a Splash in Cannabis

Brenda and Tracey were drawn to the industry after transformative experiences with medical cannabis. Tracey is a cancer survivor herself and Brenda lost her father to complications from esophageal cancer. Tracey did not have access to the medicinal benefits of cannabis for cancer treatment until chemotherapy left her desperately seeking relief. CBD hemp oil immediately alleviated many of the treatment’s painful side-effects. Now cancer-free, she continues to use CBD hemp oil therapy every day. (Fortunately, CBD hemp oil is legal in all 50 states). Simultaneously, Brenda was beginning her research on THC and medical marijuana and how it could help her father in Rhode Island, which had an MMJ program. Becoming both educator and advocate for her dad as well as his doctors, she walked both her parents through the patient/caregiver process.

August Women Grow Social Highlights

August Women Grow Social Highlights

We’re back with our monthly installment of favorite social media posts from the Women Grow community in August. This month we saw a lot of action at the Signature Networking Events taking place across the country, but our chapter chairs, members, and followers showing up and speaking at many different cannabis events across the country. It is truly inspiring to see the how many of you are growing your businesses, pursuing your passions, and ending the stigma around consumption and use of cannabis.

July’s Women Grow Social Highlights

July’s Women Grow Social Highlights

It’s July and the Women Grow Signature Networking events heated up the cannabis industry on July 7th. With multiple chapters celebrating one year anniversaries, and Leah Heise, Women Grow’s new CEO attending a couple different chapter meetings, women continue to show up to take this budding new industry by storm. Below we’re highlighting a few of our favorite social posts from the first half of July.