Women's Leadership Award Archives - Green Market Report

StaffMay 12, 2022
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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

Science

Gia Moron accepting on the behalf of Dr. Macias

Dr. Chandas Macias – CEO, Ilera Holistics

 

Chanda Macias, PhD, is a true cannabis pioneer: having spent years in biomedical research and developing her knowledge of medical marijuana, in 2015 she became the country’s first Black woman medical cannabis operator as CEO of National Holistic™ Healing Center (NHHC), the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC. In addition, she is also CEO of Ilera Holistic Healthcare, where she helped make history twice in Louisiana with her partnership with Southern University — which became the first HBCU in the country to launch a hemp-based CBD, and then cannabis-based THC products. Dr. Chanda also has a license in West Virginia. She additionally serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Managers and CEO for Women Grow, the global leader in connecting, educating, inspiring, and empowering the next generation of women leaders in the cannabis and hemp industry, and as First Vice Chair of the National Cannabis Roundtable Board, dedicated to promoting common sense federal legislation, tax equity, and financial services reform — not to mention the reigning Queen Zulu Select for Mardi Gras 2020 and 2021. This wife and mother of 4 has two degrees from Howard University (B.S. and PhD) and an MBA from Rutgers University. She sits on numerous boards in the industry.


StaffMay 6, 2022
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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

Media

Ronit Pinto – Founder, Honeysuckle Magazine

Ronit Pinto founded Honeysuckle in 2013 as a digital publication centered on provocative arts, culture, and film. The initial written and video features were largely helmed by Pinto and her partner, filmmaker Sam C. Long, with contributions by several Detroit-based writers and artists. After the relocation of its headquarters to New York, Honeysuckle debuted limited-edition print issues in 2015, its first cover spotlighting a Detroit punk artist. Limited print runs continued through 2016 before the company underwent a rebrand in 2017 that resulted in wider United States distribution. By 2018 Honeysuckle had secured national distribution, including the bookstore chains Barnes and Noble and Books A Million, and digitally through iTunes, Google Play, and Apple News. In 2019, Honeysuckle created Honey Pot Magazine, a sister print-and-digital publication focusing exclusively on cannabis and hemp issues.


StaffMay 5, 2022
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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

Activism/Politics

Kyra Reed – Founder and CEO, Women Employed In Cannabis (WEIC) 

 

Kyra Reed is the founder and CEO of  Women Employed in Cannabis (WEIC), the largest association for women working in cannabis, psychedelics, hemp & CBD. She was named a ‘Social Media Pioneer,’ by Entrepreneur Magazine. Kyra’s activism and community work has been featured in The NY Times, TechCrunch, NPR and 20/20.  

Known for delivering strategic results through community creation, Kyra is recognized for building community on the Sunset Strip. Her work resulted in a massive revival of the Sunset Strip and measurable and ongoing business growth.  

As a social media industry veteran, a community-focused brand innovator, a community-builder, and an outspoken advocate for Women, Kyra understood her leadership experience and expertise were needed in the cannabis industry.  

Kyra launched WEIC in 2017. Due to her leadership and vision, WEIC has grown to be the premier brand and international organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve their professional goals through partnership, promotion, protection, and economic prosperity.  The international organization currently has approximately 15,000 members. 

Through WEIC Kyra inspires women to dismantle the barriers that stand in their way and build their careers and businesses.  WEIC launched the first petition in the industry to encourage people to commit to pro-women, anti-racist practices. 

Today, Kyra is an outspoken advocate for women employed in the cannabis industry.   Kyra’s mission for WEIC is to enable women to create more generational wealth and have more success. She brings international attention to women’s unique needs as entrepreneurs and workers in cannabis.

Accepting the award for Ms. Reed is Heidi Groshelle of Groshelle Communications.


StaffMay 4, 2022
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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

C-Suite Public Company

Kim Rivers

 

Kim Rivers is CEO of Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF), a vertically-integrated “seed-to-sale” operation based in Florida. Rivers joined Trulieve at its inception and has been the key driver for the company’s customer-centric vision, strong growth, strategic expansion and industry-leading profitability. Ms. Rivers oversees every activity involved with the cannabis process to ensure quality, operational integrity and financial success. She is the only female CEO of a publicly-traded MSO in the cannabis space.

 

Prior to Trulieve, Ms. Rivers spent several years in private practice as a lawyer where she specialized in mergers, acquisitions and securities for multi-million dollar companies and has run a number of successful businesses from real estate to finance. Her experience has been instrumental in building Trulieve’s market-leading position in its home state of Florida and provides the solid foundation to execute growth and expansion initiatives as an MSO.

 

Last year, Kim spearheaded the largest cannabis acquisition deal to date. Trulieve’s purchase of Harvest Health & Recreation created the largest cannabis company in the U.S. The deal was signed within a record 5 months.

 

Under Kim’s guidance, Trulieve released the first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report from an American MSO. Rivers said the impetus behind the report was to ensure the cannabis industry is safe, inclusive, equitable and sustainable for generations to come – and that the company has a commitment to operating transparently for its stakeholders and the industry at large. 

 

Ms. Rivers plays an active role in her community and serves on numerous charitable boards.

 


StaffMay 3, 2022
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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 for MSO’s 

Khadijah Tribble

Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Curaleaf

Khadijah Tribble is a highly respected expert on equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry and has advised cannabis investors, government regulators, entrepreneurs, and businesses on policy, business development, and community impact. She is the Senior VP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Curaleaf (OTC: CURLF), a leading multi-state cannabis operator that employs over 5,600 people across the United States. Throughout her career, Khadijah has championed lifting up disadvantaged communities while creating and executing Rooted in Good, which is one of the most robust corporate social responsibility programs in and out of cannabis. She helps to normalize cannabis, cannabis giving, and entrepreneurship in mainstream social impact discussions. As a part of Curaleaf’s Rooted in Good program, Khadijah leads progress against many of its goals including the company’s 420×25 Supplier Diversity Initiative with a goal to do business with 420 new cannabis brands, ancillary suppliers, and advocacy organizations from underrepresented communities by 2025. The company is now working with 100 new and diverse partners and suppliers just one year into the program. In 2021, Rooted in Good donated $2,400,000 to strategic partner organizations across the country on behalf of Curaleaf and Select brands.

Prior to joining Curaleaf, Ms. Tribble founded Marijuana Matters, a cannabis education and advocacy incubator, and is also the founder of the Marijuana Policy Trust (MPT), a think tank providing expertise toward building an inclusive and diverse cannabis industry. Khadijah is a social activist and policy strategist who received her MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2018.


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