The Los Angeles-based Arcview Group’s Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) has recently made the announcement that they have joined forces with Women Empowered in Cannabis (WEIC.) Their collective goal is to develop a cohesive program that bolsters members of both organizations. They will be offering joint membership and access to all of the programs within each network. Along the way, they’ll be revealing three unique co-hosted events in mutually beneficial collaboration.
Creating an environment of generating long-lasting connections with the right people is at the core of what WIN and WEIC aim to accomplish together with this partnership. “Together, we’re working to make this industry more inclusive. We want everyone, women, and men, to have equal access to capital, shelf space, board seats, C-suite level opportunities, education, and deal flow,” Laura Toomey, Chief of Staff of The Arcview Group said. “Most importantly, we want members at all levels in the business to feel connected.”
Networking And Connecting
“A powerful network can open doors to funding and other support necessary for a successful business. By sharing our network with one another, the Women Empowered in Cannabis community enables more women to step into a place of empowerment in their businesses,” said Kyra Reed, Founder, and CEO of WEIC.
The Women’s Inclusion Network and Women Empowered In Cannabis both have strong networks in their own regards. WEIC has a strong Facebook presence. While WIN exists more predominantly on LinkedIn and Twitter and has an address book of contacts that spans 11 years.
“We’re trying to get more money into the hands of women as entrepreneurs and investors. You have to surround yourself with all kinds of people. So when you find people like WEIC that are doing well and have a focus on cannabis and women—we’re better together than separate,” said Arcview CEO Kim Kovacs.
Paving Their Own Lane
Women’s Inclusion Network and WEIC look to do more than level the playing field across the cannabis industry. “We’re not trying to fit in where the men are, we’re developing our own space that will help women achieve the same level of success,” comments Sarah Falvo, Director of Community for The Arcview Group.
There was a survey from Ladyjane Branding recently that took info from over 9,000 women in the cannabis space in the US, CA, and the UK. It showed many women existing predominantly in the mid-level and C-suite positions. Arcview CEO Kim Kovacs commented that it’s “mostly white women in the cannabis space and less BIPOC, but this creates an opportunity to mentor, foster, intern, and provide access to these other groups.”
The Arcview Group’s Women’s Inclusion Network champions the movement of bringing more women investors, companies, and products to the forefront of the cannabis industry. They’ve been advocating legalization, inclusion, and social equity programs for over a decade.
The Women Empowered In Cannabis members are executives, professionals, politicians, activists, influencers, and community leaders in the emerging industry. Together they will double down on their efforts to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable cannabis industry.
Joint Membership Benefits
Joint membership to Women’s Inclusion Network and WEIC includes a wealth of benefits. There are exclusive webinars, mentorship sessions, educational video series, speed-networking, virtual speaking events, site tours, and an interactive job board. In-person events to be scheduled pending nationwide COVID-19 regulations.
Keynote speakers and member-driven events will cover a vast array of topics including supply chain, marketing, and finances. Additionally, the networks consist of Legacy Employees. They are in place to assist new companies to enter and compete in the market. Joint membership starts at $600 per individual. To learn more or become a member, please visit Arcview’s Website.