TOPIC:"Women in Cannabis". As the cannabis industry grows, it is inspiring to see so many women leading within cannabis companies in this emerging industry. We have a long way to go to break through the “grass ceiling” further but it feels more attainable than ever to be an empowered, authentic female in the workplace. This talk will cover the experience of being a female within the cannabis industry, and how the increase of female energy is influencing the product development and wellness aspect and translating that to the consumers.
Annaliese Kibler, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Aurora Cannabis. Annaliese is a consumer, plant scientist, and prominent member of the cannabis industry. Annaliese completed a BSc. and MSc. in the Plant Sciences, with a focus on medicinal and endangered plant species.
Initially, she worked in cannabis research when the MMPR first came into effect. Combining her love of cannabis & community, she continues to work in the industry at Aurora Cannabis Inc in a variety of roles and is currently the Regulatory Affairs Manager.
She is the former co-chair of Women Grow in Vancouver, a co-founder and current VP of Operations at CaneXions. She is also a trained Cannatherapy Consultant. Annaliese is an avid ambassador of Cannabis and has been invited to speak internationally at events on a variety of subjects such as cannabis botany, consumer education, regulatory landscape and product development.