New York City Women Grow Networking Event
4 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
4 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Women Grow Networking Events connect aspiring and current professionals in the cannabis industry. Through our monthly events, our members develop authentic relationships via personal contact and networking. While our events are women focused, our networking series attracts both men and women to connect.
Signature Networking Events occur the first Thursday of every month. Sign up for the Women Grow newsletter for the most up-to-date information on chapter and national events.
Committing to a Sustainable Cannabis Industry
Jen Shelbo, Sustainability Consultant
Jennifer Shelbo follows her passions, one of which is green living. Jen has worked as an MBA Consultant for Jet Blue, focusing on environmental valuation of natural ecosystems in the Caribbean. She spent the summer of 2016 consulting on non-profit leadership and board training retreats and assessments for Red Queen Group. A former financial research analyst, her enthusiasm for sustainable business comes from interacting with food systems for nearly 10 years as a pastry chef in New York City’s most renowned restaurants. Jen holds a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is in her second year of Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability.
Rose DeStefano, B Lab
Rose DeStefano leads the Best for NYC campaign, a partnership between B Lab, the non-profit certifying B Corporations, and the NYC Mayor's Office of Workforce Development to advance the social business movement from a grassroots and policy-level perspective. As a Senior B Impact fellow, she has worked with hundreds of companies across New York's five boroughs to improve their social and environmental impact. Rose received her GreenMBA from Dominican University in California, where she led Spirit Rock Meditation Center in their California Green Business Certification and consulted for Bay Area Honey Company, Love a Bee. Before transitioning into business, Rose managed $1 million+ in fundraising at non-profits in India and California and focused on helping families in destitute situations as a social worker in India and Bolivia.
6:30PM Check-in and Open Networking 7:00PM Panel and Sponsor Introduction 7:15PM Featured Speakers 7:30PM Open Networking 8:30PM Meeting Concludes
Thanks to our event sponsor, Girls Who Teleport:
Thanks to our beverage sponsor, Heritage Link Brands:
Thanks to our event sponsors, Polsinelli Public Affairs:
Who attends? You'll meet women (and men) at all different stages of their career in the cannabis industry. Many will be in the research phase, just learning more about opportunities, while still working day jobs. Some are looking for jobs with existing organizations. Others are starting up their own cannabis venture or ancillary business. Depending on the status of legalization in your state, you'll also meet cannabis business owners & investors who are well on their way. Watch the video to see for yourself.
Why should I attend? Personal connections are the key to professional success. Through the wide variety of events offered to members of Women Grow, trustworthy business relationships sprout from the face-to-face interactions of our members. Together we have more power. As the cannabis industry grows on a national and global scale, women have the opportunity to build a new American industry from inception and redefine the workplace to create environments in which we can flourish and define our own destiny, and cultivate the next generation of industry leaders.
How can I get the most out of networking events? We recommend bringing business cards and a pen to take notes. If you don't have business cards, check out Moo for 10% off your first order (and your first order supports Women Grow). Watch our video on networking tips from Women Grow founding members.
Where are there Women Grow events? Women Grow events are held in small towns and large cities, in prohibition and legalized states alike. No matter where your county is on the road to legalization, you can have a Women Grow chapter. Learn more about starting a Women Grow Chapter.
Are there ID requirements to attend? All attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID as many events occur in establishments serving alcohol.
What are my transportation/parking options? We recommend taking public transportation. Street parking is not guaranteed, plan accordingly.
Can I pay at the door? Paying in advance helps speed up our check-in process and makes sure you receive all event announcements. If you are unable to pay in advance, please bring cash.
Are tickets refundable or transferrable? You may send a friend to attend in your place. Tickets are not refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, as long as your ID matches the name your registered the ticket under. You may also show us your ticket on your mobile device. If you are giving your ticket to a colleague, please forward them the ticket to show us.
Are events on different days other than the first Thursday of the month? Women Grow networking events are on the first Thursday of each month (except for holiday weeks). Social events can be planned at other times. Women Grow's national events are held a few times a year. Make sure you're on the Women Grow mailing list to receive invitations.
Why do you charge for events? Women Grow is funded by event proceeds and sponsors. We charge for our events so that Women Grow is a self-sustaining organization. If you are unable to afford an event, please contact the organizer to ask about volunteer opportunities.
Why should I consider a career in the cannabis industry? Watch our videos on getting started in the cannabis industry and why women should get involved.
A great way to connect with fellow participants is to use common hashtags when tweeting about the event. You can use the same hashtags on Facebook. Photos rock. Please share them if you take any!
#WomenGrow #cannabis #womenincannabis #mmj #medicalmarijuana #medicalcannabis
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