On April 28, 2022, Green Market Report held its first-ever Women’s Summit. During the event, the Women’s Leadership Awards were announced and presented to the winners. Over the next two weeks, we will highlight each of these winners and congratulate them on their contributions to the cannabis industry.
Women’s Leadership Award
Wendy Bronfein, Co-Founder Curio Wellness
Wendy Bronfein is Co-Founder, Chief Brand Officer, and Director of Public Policy at Curio Wellness. As a member of the executive leadership team, Bronfein drives the company’s legislative agenda across multiple states and oversees the Curio brand and all corporate communications. Under her leadership, Curio Wellness has become Maryland’s leading medical cannabis company, securing 90% brand awareness within the first year of operations.
In 2020, Curio Wellness announced a funding program that will provide start-up capital for minority business owners to open their own Curio Wellness franchise location. Created for women, minorities and disabled veterans, Curio Wellness’s investment fund (the Fund) will allow the medical cannabis and wellness company to further its goal of serving patients with safe, effective and reliable cannabis-based medicine in multiple states through its unique Wellness Center retail business concept. A legally separate but affiliated entity from Curio Wellness, the Fund will connect diverse investors with up to 50 aspiring women, and minority and disabled veteran entrepreneurs, providing $30 million in capital funding.