Only 22% of leadership positions in the cannabis space are held by women, according to a 2021 MJBizDaily report. To encourage more diversity in the cannabis industry, the Women in Cannabis Expo (WICE) is bringing together women in leadership roles from around the country to share their insights.
Founded by owner Brooke M. Westlake, WICE is one of the industry’s leading female-centric conferences. Westlake began her career in healthcare and has since launched a cannabis testing lab.
It was during this transition to the cannabis industry that Westlake realized a need for a national networking event where women could gather and find opportunities for career advancement. She is hosting four WICE events across the country this year.
When and Where
The Denver, Colorado WICE takes place June 30 at the Curtis Hotel. The Curtis is a beautiful and eclectic hotel located in the heart of downtown Denver. It features unusual designs and vibrant themed rooms just two blocks from Denver’s 16th street mall.
The hotel venue is directly across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, so attendees to WICE can pop over to catch an award-winning performance after the event.
Cultivators, retailers, scientists, and business owners are meeting at The Curtis to exhibit products and enjoy a full day of education and networking.
The Denver WICE conference is hosting a diverse group of inspiring speakers. Marketing Director with Cannabis Technology Partners Melody Erfani will be speaking about protecting your cannabis business. Founder and owner of DREGLO Cannabis Testing Lab Jillian Xavier is presenting on accounting fundamentals.
Claire Hanson Esq., senior counsel for Clark Hill will discuss securities fraud in the cannabis space. Cannabis & Tech Today’s Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner will offer insider media and marketing advice.
Sephida Artis-Mills, president and co-founder of the National Cannabis Party will discuss how to balance motherhood with a fulfilling career in the industry. Those are just a few of the many speakers presenting at the WICE this Thursday. Find the full speaker line up on the WICE website.
Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets for the June 30 event are now available for $115 through eventbrite. The expo starts at 9 AM and concludes at 8 PM mountain time. Join the industry’s leading women entrepreneurs to connect, inspire, and learn together.
There are two more WICE events this year across the country. Review the WICE website to find an event near you.