In honor of International Women’s Day we’re highlighting our female-founded brand partners.
We’ve listed out five innovative ladies who broke through boundaries to succeed in a highly-regulated, male dominated industry. Over the years these women have fearlessly led their teams to become some of the best and well-known brands in the cannabis industry.
Get 20% off these women-owned cannabis brands at all Urbn Leaf locations Monday, March 8.
Since working in her first dispensary in 2006, Oliva has worked with countless cannabis companies in social media, creative direction, and digital strategy. This power woman has a knack for being able to develop, connect and relate the right cannabis products to the right communities.
After gaining years of experience, Alexander sought out to create her own CBD wellness brand and products because she did not see herself being represented in cannabis culture. Alexander explains, “I approach cannabis from a wellness perspective, and wanted to create products that would make cannabis more accessible and harness the true power of the plant. A lot of people think topicals are snake oil or that they don’t work, but I believe they’re one of the best delivery methods. After all, the skin is the biggest organ. I really just created products for myself that improved my quality of life and helped me cope with my bipolar disorder. Kush Queen is truly an expression of my experiences in products.”
Olivia’s belief in and passion for cannabis shapes her determination to normalize lifestyle and medical usage for everyone. As a voice for progressive change and female industry inclusion, Olivia was recognized as Dope Magazine’s “2017 Social Media Influencer of the Year” and was called “The Mariah Carey of Weed” by Elle.
Sundae School is a higher education in pursuit of GPA 4.20. Started as a fashion label based in NY, when co-founder Mia approached her childhood friend J to start Sundae School Cannabis line in early 2017, the two girlfriends were ready to take the company to a higher ground. Since then, the duo has launched Sundae School “Tiny but Mighty” mini joints and most recently dropped “Mochi Gummies” with Urbn Leaf, inspired by Asian flavors from their childhood like Sour Yuzu, Lychee, Dragonfruit and Milktea Boba.
Kristi Knoblich Palmer is co-founder of Kiva Confections. Prior to a career in cannabis, Kristi worked in the fine dining/hospitality industry and co-founded a wedding photography business. Taking what she knows from the customer services industry, Kristi is the driving force behind Kiva’s service philosophy and has created and applied best practices in sales, distribution and marketing to cannabis operations. Kiva serves six states with its premium edibles, as well as provides category leaders in other verticals through its California distribution company, Kiva Sales and Service. Kristi is passionate about creating a healthy regulatory environment for the cannabis industry. She is on the Board for CCIA and is a founding Board member of CCMA, two reputable California cannabis trade organizations.
Pink Sesh Society + Pink Haze
Patty Roe and Summer Edwards are more than just female entrepreneurs, they are part of our Feel Good Fam. They were two of our first medical customers at our flagship location back in 2017 and have been supporting Urbn Leaf ever since.
Pink Sesh Society is a diverse and growing community of 420-friendly women across the country. We believe in women empowering other women. Together we can take on anything. We know that women are the first to put others before themselves and that’s why, at Pink Sesh, we put women first.
Before founding Pink Haze, Patty Roe spent eight years in Washington, D.C. serving as Chief of Staff to two members of Congress. She invested a decade in the securities industry marketing global investment products to institutional clients in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Diego. She co-founded a successful marketing firm and in 2015 was named one of San Diego Magazine’s “Women of the Year.”
Summer Edwards is a lifestyle-branding expert. She built a successful photography business in Arizona and was named one of Phoenix’s top photojournalistic portrait photographers. Her work has been internationally published and decorated with multiple awards.
We are excited to team up with them for a virtual sesh on International Women’s Day – Monday, March 8. Join us at 4:20 pm PST to learn more about what it takes as a woman to persevere in the cannabis industry.