A cannabis industry dominated by women? That would be revolutionary, says Women Grow’s Chanda Macias.
“I know there’s less than 26 percent of women in the industry right now, and they’re steadily declining,” Chanda Macias, Owner and General Manager of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Washington D.C. and CEO of Women Grow echoed to PotNetwork News.
Women Grow is a group that connects and educates cannabis industry leaders through programs and community events targeting both current and hopeful top-tier business executives. It’s a for-profit organization founded in Denver about five years ago designed to help women to succeed in the cannabis industry.
The group holds events all over the country. Macias highlighted her upcoming travels to a synagogue in Philadelphia, curiously noting the trouble with holding educational events at public universities. Women Grow will also be holding their Leadership Summit on June 7-8 in Washington D.C., billed as “a weekend of networking, education, and entrepreneurship.”
Macias was fresh off a talk at the Cannabis World Congress and Exposition when she took some time to discuss the current and future position of women, minorities, and people of color in the cannabis industry.