Throughout history, women have been notorious change agents, galvanizing grass-roots movements with a perfect blend of compassion and passion. They often serve as a binding force in collective efforts. By nature, women are nurturers and have a way of engendering trust. There is something very special about the way women can empower one another through collaboration and friendship.
Those fortunate enough to have broken through the proverbial glass ceiling have proven to be a tour-de-force in business, taking command with a more inclusive, supportive style of leadership in some of our nation’s most successful corporations. But, despite the obstacles women have overcome in the last several decades, men still dominate top leadership positions and out-earn women in equal work in the conventional corporate setting.
In the fledgling cannabis industry, which is anything but conventional, there is plenty of room for women to claim their rightful place at the top in a male-dominated world. Not only are women galvanizing the movement to end the stigma of cannabis, they are shaping the industry as a whole. Our guests are at the forefront of this girl-powered movement. With leadership positions at Women Grow, they are helping women, and men, in the industry grow and thrive.
Kristina Neoushoff is the Chief Executive Officer at Women Grow. With more than 15 years of experience studying and designing systems that enable individuals to reach their full potential, Kristina is dedicated to exploring what makes people tick and how we can use that to our advantage.
Marvina Thomas is the Market Leader of the Phoenix chapter of Women Grow. She is a creative entrepreneur with a line of organic lotions and soaps called 420 Skin Care. She devotes her time to giving people second chances and oversees a group home that allows for cannabis therapy to help recovering addicts.
Parisa Monsouri Rad first became interested in cannabis when she discovered that medical marijuana would improve life for her teenage daughter who has cerebral palsy. Since going public, she has immersed herself in cannabis marketing for the Phoenix Chapter of Women Grow and as founder of Marijuana Mommas and local board member of Women Grow.
If not for the generosity of our supporters, we wouldn’t be here! We’d first like to express gratitude for our radio sponsors Hemp Meds, Healthtera and Compassionate Certification Centers. We’d also like to shout out to our producer, Ed, engineer John and the team at Star Worldwide Networks, Erik Godal, the composer of our theme “Evergreen,” Dr. Bryan Doner for the Medical Marijuana Minute and XRQK Radio Network, Society Bytes Radio and Be Real Management for helping us spread the word. We are grateful!