Amy McClintickCOO, Licensed Brands Division at Sentia Wellness
Having touched the industry for more than two decades, Ms. Margolis has spoken across the country and internationally on cannabis policy, infrastructure creation, implementation of medical and adult use legalization models and investment strategies. She has also produced dozens of cannabis events- from educational events to the nationally recognized "Summer Fair".
Ms. Margolis was recently named by Cannabis Business Executive as one of the 2017's 100 most powerful political people in cannabis as well as one of the 50 most important women in cannabis in 2016 and 2017. She has been named by the Business Journal one of the 40 under 40 to watch in Oregon politics, one of the 12 Pioneering Women of Cannabis by Stoner Magazine and one of the 10 Most Influential Women by Herb Magazine. She has also been named as a Super Lawyer since 2011.
Prior to Cura, Amy built a 15-year independent career in the study and practice of holistic medicine – a personal passion that has proven to enhance her positive influence on Cura’s path forward. Amy’s multi-platform career experience includes specialization within management and business operations, with notable top-performance awards within tech sales and food & beverage distribution.
Amy graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Marketing and Political Science. She is a native of Idaho, but has made Portland her home since 2005. She is a wine connoisseur and in what little spare time she has, runs a wine tasting club.
About the talk
The cannabis space provides the first real opportunity in a generation to build an industry with equity at the forefront of the conversation. In order to create an industry where women are policy leaders, executives and wealth creators, cannabis will need to defy the gender norms we see expressed in every single other industry.
Each and every time we further gender parity in this space, the lessons learned from building a balanced industry are directly applicable to already established industries, like tech and finance, where men traditionally dominate.
This fireside chat/presentation, led by Initiative founder Amy Margolis is part strategy session and part deep dive aimed at empowering women to be successful in cannabis, developing actionable mechanisms for building inclusion and equity in cannabis and beyond, and realizing the global impact of more women in positions of leadership and power.
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