The number of women owned businesses is increasing every day, providing new and unique solutions in our fast changing economy as they face the challenges inherent to all new business and those particular to women entrepreneurs.  Over the last thirty years, women owned business increased from 10% of all small business to 30%.  These pioneers are a woman’s greatest asset as new industries open up, and old industries transform.

When starting Crimson Business Insurance, I made it my mission to learn everything I could about the established insurance fields, and to keep my eyes and ears open for any new opportunities ignored or neglected by traditional insurance agencies.  While I studied what made a successful insurance agency in P&C lines, the emergence of the legal cannabis industry in several states provided me the opportunity to be the pioneer.

Networking with and learning from talented and experienced women entrepreneurs can make the difference between a successful new business and an unsuccessful one.  Below are two of the organizations I am proud to be a member of.  I encourage all women looking to start their own path of empowerment and financial independence to join, listen, learn, to share, mentor, and support others.

Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow is a for-profit entity that serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale.