Women Grow Leadership Summit!


Capitol Hill Plays Host to the Largest Woman-Focused Cannabis Industry Event Of Its Kind in the World!

NEW YORK, NY — Celebrating its sixth year “connecting, educating and empowering” leaders in the cannabis and hemp industry, Women Grow, LLC is bringing one of the year’s most highly anticipated events to the East Coast!   Washington, D.C. will play host to the Women Grow 2019 Leadership Summit (WGLS) at the scenic Washington Court Hotel on June 7-8, 2019. Inspired by the influx of women-power in Congress and a desire to take the message of legalization directly to Capitol Hill, this year’s summit is poised to be the largest woman-focused cannabis industry event of its kind in the world.

Sponsored by Columbia Care with other featured sponsors National Holistic Healing Center, Crop King Seeds, Curaleaf, Ilera Holistic Healthcare and Acreage Holdings, WGLS will offer fresh takes on signature components, along with new experiences that stimulate and engage women at every level of business and in their careers.  Curated TED-style “Lightning Talks,” intimate “fireside chats,” multi-tracked (marketing, PR, policy/legal, health/wellness and business/investment), breakout sessions and hands-on workshops including Columbia Care’s on site job recruitment & career advisory opportunities.  These sessions will be led by industry innovators, and rising stars from Canada to Puerto Rico in cannabis and hemp.  Attendees are invited to unite with a community of women (and men) from across North America and around the world at a Capitol Hill photo op, morning wellness sessions, networking receptions and vibrant on-site exhibitions - including the debut of a new cannabis-inspired fashion limited edition Women Grow collection by “Project Runway” and New York City Fashion Week designer Korto Momolu.

Women Grow Leadership DC event 6-7-2019

WGLS 2019 speakers and presenters include:

Dr. Chanda Macias (Women Grow and National Holistic Healing Center), Linda Mercado Greene (Anacostia Organics and Cannabis Trade Federation), Wanda James (Simply Pure), Darby Cox (Smoke Cartel), Chelsea Cebara (Velvet Swing), Roz McCarthy (M4MM), Kassandra Frederique  (Drug Policy Alliance), Aliza Sherman (Ellementa), Lisa Gray (Ilera Healthcare), Chris Visco (TerraVida), Christine De La Rosa (The People’s Dispensary), Jeannette Ward Horton (MJ Freeway), Queen Adesuyi (Drug Policy Alliance), Mary Pryor (Cannaclusive), Sherry Gingerich PHR, SHRM-CP (Columbia Care), Caroline Philips (The National Cannabis Festival), Andi (Andrea) Goldman (Equitas Partners Fund), Mary-Alice Miller (Columbia Care), Robyn Griggs Lawrence (The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, and Pot in Pans), Gia Morón (GVM Communications), Erica Daniels (Hope Grows for Autism), Marvina Thomas (420 Skincare), Shira Adler (The ABCs of CBD), “Project Runway” and  New York Fashion Week Designer  Korto Momolu, and many more!

An updated agenda and speaker list can be found at https://www.wgsummit.com/wglsagenda

Washington, D. C. in June offers an accessible backdrop for personalized exploration beyond Summit.  Part of the excitement of bringing Summit to the area is that attendees will get a unique view of the city that Women Grow Chairwoman of the Board and newly tapped Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chanda Macias calls home. “It is such an honor to welcome these amazing women to our nation’s capital at such a pivotal point in our history,” said Dr. Macias who also is the owner of the leading medical marijuana dispensary in the area, National Holistic Healing Center. “We are in the midst of a great shift of women representation in business, which speaks to the work and tenacity of the women leading the cannabis and hemp industry.”

Tickets are priced at $349.99 until June 1st  and late registration is $420. Summit will be held at The Washington Court Hotel located at 525 Jersey Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. just steps away from Capitol Hill and the National Mall. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.wgsummit.com.


Women Grow is the largest professional network that connects, educates, and empowers female leaders in the cannabis industry. Dedicated to building an inclusive new industry from the outset, Women Grow hosts monthly signature networking events in cities across the U.S. and Canada. These events provide women with the insight and connections they need to succeed at every point in their business and/or careers. Women Grow is a for-profit entity. Visit WomenGrow.com and follow Women Grow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@womengrow).