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How Women in Cannabis are Fighting for a Female Future

How Women in Cannabis are Fighting for a Female Future

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Women make up roughly 36% of the leaders in the cannabis industry, including 63% of high-level positions - that's 26% higher than the number of women represented in top management roles at S&P; 1500 companies. Join Jeannette Ward Horton, VP of Global Marketing and Communications for MJ Freeway (an Enterprise resource planning software for the cannabis industry) for an interactive Q&A; on how women in cannabis are fighting for a female future!

You asked, she's answering:

  • What has the cannabis industry done differently that's attracting so many women?
  • How is this industry retaining their employees?
  • What can other companies learn from MJ Freeway?
  • & more!

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Jeannette Ward Horton is the VP of Global Marketing and Communications for MJ Freeway with 15 years of experience leading communications, marketing, and change management for large and small companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot and UPS. She is also a founding board member of NuLeaf Project, a City of Portland-funded initiative to increase the number of successful cannabis businesses of color within Portland through capital grants and business coaching. Jeannette’s work has been featured in BusinessWeek and among Corporate Executive Board’s world-class best communications practices. She has a BA from Spelman College and an MA from Georgia State University.

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