The global cannabis industry could build wealth for early company employees that rivals what internet companies generated for their early employees — think of Google’s or Amazon’s early employees. NuProfessional’s goal is for more of these employees to be Black and brown. Via a panel of cannabis professionals and leaders, we’ll explore how professionals of color land meaningful, wealth-generating cannabis careers. Via a panel of cannabis professionals, equity experts, and corporate leadership, we’ll explore:

  •  How Black professionals land meaningful, wealth-generating cannabis careers
  • How cannabis company founders, CEO, COOs and CHROs think critically about creating equitable compensation
Panelists include:
Dasheeda Dawson,
Cannabis Program Supervisor,
City of Portland
Richard Ng,
Community Innovation & Social Impact Lead
Jesce Horton
Cedric Haynes,
Associate Vice President,
Government Relations, WeedMaps
Matt Maletis
Jonathan Ross,
Community Relations Manager, Wyld
Sun Lee,
Director of Operations,
GreenForce Staffing
Jeannette Ward
Jeannette Ward-Horton,
Founder & CEO,
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Enjoy a post panel meet & greet with attendees where TA’s can spend time sharing more about the company, their values and the team culture.