Women Grow was created to Connect, Educate, Empower and Inspire (C.E.E.I.) the next generation of cannabis leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver now headquartered on the east coast, Women Grow serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a global scale.

Personal connections are the key to professional success. Through the wide variety of in person and virtual events offered to the Women Grow community, trustworthy business relationships sprout from face-to-face interactions or online engagements. We produce professional networking events and education symposiums for the canna-curious to the professional cannabis executive.

Continuing education is crucial to success for any professional. It is especially important in the cannabis industry as we learn more about the plant. With government regulations and market forces constantly shifting, timely and accurate information is critical to build profitable and socially responsible business models. Through virtual webinars, in person  summits and events Women Grow provides relevant content from experienced leaders on current topics in the cannabis industry. 

Together we have more power. As the cannabis industry continues to expand on a global scale, we use our resources to support our community of women to help them reach their goals. Women will redefine what thriving business environments will look like with women leadership. This will be an industry where women are flourishing and defining their own destiny, and cultivating successful businesses.

Our goal is to motivate. Whether using our social media channels, livestreams or in-person events our goal is to reach as many women as possible to fuel their passion. Becoming a cannapreneur or cannabis business executive is no easy journey. The daily business challenges can feel lonely and defeating. Everyone needs a boost as we navigate on the road towards success. Women Grow has tasks itself as the great motivator for this community so that we will continue lifting as we climb.

Women Grow Leadership

Chanda Macias

Chanda Macias

Chief Executive Officer

Chanda Macias, MBA, PhD is the Chairwoman of the Board of Managers and CEO for Women Grow. She is also the CEO and the owner of National Holistic™  a cannabis and hemp healthcare enterprise. National Holistic™ Healing Center is the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC. National Holistic™ Healthcare proudly produces CBD and cannabinoids as an alternative and natural product.

Dr. Macias also expanded her footprint through Ilera Holistic Healthcare which partnered with Southern University, which is one of two cultivation/processing facilities in the state of Louisiana.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Treasurer and Secretary of DC Medical Cannabis Trade Association and is a proud member of Americans for Safe Access.

Dr. Macias earned a PhD in Cellular Biology from Howard University, and earned her MBA from Rutger’s University in Supply Chain Management. As a Research Scientist, Dr. Macias investigated oral diseases and possible treatment options at Colgate-Palmolive Company, a Fortune 500 Company. She contributed to the launch of several billion-dollar brands. Her innovations have resulted in numerous scientific achievements including publications, compilations, U.S. and Global Patients (World Intellectual Property Organization).

Dr. Macias has four children and resides with her husband in the Washington D.C. metro area.