MARY PRYOR – COFOUNDER, CANNACLUSIVE
What is your proudest accomplishment in the cannabis industry?
We’re excited about the launch and continuation of our work with various companies and brands on their inclusion strategies and marketing needs. Alongside that, I’m glad that the community relies on us for that along with quality information.
Do you feel that the cannabis industry has more opportunities for female-identifying people than other industries?
Honestly, I think that women need to build more community and mentorship amongst each other in order to create and sustain opportunities in cannabis overall.
Do you feel you have to work twice as hard as male colleagues or do you think the industry has moved past that?
Women have to work 100 times as hard. Twice as hard seems to be seen as not enough and it’s really concerning given how many amazing women I know in cannabis.
What was your biggest challenge in business and how did you overcome it?
Our business challenge is capital. And it’s something we are working to change this year.
What have you or your company done to help give more opportunities for women?
We’ve generated funding and monetary support dollars for entities that are part of Cannabis for Black Lives and we’ve connected a lot of dots when it comes to extended and job opportunities with other brands in the space.
What are your personal goals for 2022?
Preparing for larger collaborations, expanding Inclusivebase, and finding better ways to create balance and fun for everyone who is taking the time to help us evolve.