Women Grow Seattle Chapter Hosts Monthly Signature Networking Event on May 7

Networking event for women in the cannabis industry will celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12) with expert perspectives on healthcare topics

The Seattle chapter of Women Grow, a national network supporting women entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, will host its third monthly Signature Networking Event on Thurs., May 7, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Seattle headquarters of software gaming company FlowPlay (1008 Western Avenue).

The event will offer opportunities for brief personal introductions, open networking, and a speaking program. In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the event will highlight the role of these essential caregivers by focusing on health-related topics including proper cannabis dosing, the role of cannabis in holistic medicine, and cannabis for pets. This month’s industry speakers include the 'mayor' of Cannabis City (Washington state’s first recreational shop), Dr. James R. Lathrop, DNP, APRN; Oncology Certified Nurse Lisa Buchanan, RN, also an American Cannabis Nurses Association member; and Canna-Companion Founder Dr. Sarah Brandon, who will discuss veterinary uses of cannabis.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 week-of. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, visit the Women Grow Seattle Chapter event page. Women Grow’s Signature Networking Events are held in chapter cities nationwide on the first Thursday of each month; the next Seattle chapter event is slated for June 4. At each monthly Signature Networking Event, women (and men) in the industry and those seeking entry are invited to connect with colleagues, explore professional opportunities, and interact with the panel of industry experts.

Women Grow launched its Seattle chapter on March 5, 2015, with a discussion panel featuring five leaders in Washington’s cannabis industry. March’s ‘Financing your Cannabusiness’ panel included perspectives from Eden Labs CFO Melissa Braddock, Farmer Tom of Farmers Tom's Collective, Tiffany McVeety of Girandola Academy, and S. Rowan Wilson of Mary Janes World, and was moderated by Ettalew’s Medibles CEO Alison Draisin. The Seattle chapter’s April 2 meeting furthered the momentum with top legal insight from Seattle attorney Ann van Leynseele, Mitzi Vaughn of Greenbridge Corporate Counsel, and Greta Carter of the Cannabis Training Institute.  Claire McKenzie of E’Claire Chocolates moderated the April panel. 

"The Seattle chapter of Women Grow looks forward to celebrating National Nurses Week at our May event," says Seattle Chapter Chair Adrienne Nascimento. "We are honored to have experts like Dr. Lathrop and Dr. Brandon contributing their insights on health and wellness issues that are at the heart of the emerging cannabis industry."

Since its inception in July of 2014, Women Grow has seen enthusiastic response and rapid growth, demonstrating a distinct demand for organizations designed to support women in the cannabis industry. The organization launched its first chapter in Denver in August 2014 with more than 70 attendees, and has since expanded to more than 20 chapters nationwide. While Women Grow is women-focused, it also welcomes business savvy men who understand that involving women in their organizations and partnering with women-owned businesses is good for the bottom line.

Women Grow is a national network educating, empowering and connecting women in the cannabis industry through monthly networking events, national conferences and shining a spotlight on aspiring and established women leaders in the cannabis industry. The organization welcomes women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development from within the many sectors of the industry including cultivation, sales, advocacy, investment and ancillary businesses such as legal advocacy and representation, medicine, marketing, and others. Women Grow currently has more than 20 chapters, with additional chapters slated to launch this year. Current chapter locations include Anchorage, AK; Albuquerque, NM; Asheville, NC; the Bay Area, CA; Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Humboldt/Arcata, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA. Visit WomenGrow.com to learn more about the organization, locate or apply to start a chapter, and tap into the organization’s knowledge base and speaker’s bureau. Follow Women Grow at facebook.com/womengrow, or on Twitter at twitter.com/womengrow.