The ladies of Garden Society discuss the grass and glass ceilings and how to break on through as women in business. Examine money raising and business building through the eyes of these female founders in the trenches. And explore opportunities to create community with other women-run companies.
Session Nine Show Notes
Meet Our Guest:
Amanda Jones is the co-founder of Kikoko, an organic, cannabis-infused herbal tea company helping women take charge of their wellness. She created the company with her business partner, Jennifer Chapin, in honor of a friend with cancer who could not find cannabis consumables that were reliably low-dosed with packaging that captivated and connected with women. Becoming a “potrepreneur” was a radical change from her previous life working on assignment for newspapers and international magazines as a successful adventure travel writer, and writer for Vogue.
BREAKING THE GRASS + GLASS CEILING IS IMPERATIVE!
As Fortune reported in January, all female founders put together received $10 billion less in funding than one e-cigarette company, Juul, took in by itself.
Women represented 36% of the cannabis industry four years ago. Now that’s down to 25%.
HOW CAN WOMEN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION?
We need more female investors supporting women-founded businesses
Create community! Share information with fellow female founders and do your part to be a connector when possible.
Be authentic! There’s plenty of opportunity for everyone.
Diversity in all forms makes for a better company. Don’t be afraid to do things differently!
SPARK OF JOY!
SUPPORT COMPASSIONATE CANNABIS PROGRAMS
Paypal donations for Operation EVAC to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have cannabis crop you can’t sell due to licensing? Or random event samples left over from Hall of Flowers, High Times Cup, Emerald Cup, etc.? Share with the veterans!
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