The WCCC Staff will categorize the cards according to industry and email each guest a copy 24-36 hours prior to the event.
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“One Conversation Can Change Everything.”
There will be 300 plus cannabis entrepreneurs, activists, educators, business owners, connoisseurs and consumers.
Each conversation is an opportunity for new resources, perspectives, inspiration, business relationships and friendships.
The confirmation email will ask if you are a WCCC members. There are reserved tables for our members.
Shaleen Title is an attorney and drug policy activist who has been writing, passing, and implementing cannabis laws for over 20 years and was a top cannabis regulator in Massachusetts from 2017-2020. In addition to her role as founder and chief executive of Parabola Center. Parabola Center is a nonpartisan think tank of legal professionals and drug policy experts coming together to protect people, not corporations. “Our mission is to provide everyone with the education, access, and expertise to support cannabis legalization policies that put people and small businesses first. ”
She serves as distinguished cannabis policy practitioner in residence at The Ohio State University College of Law’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, where she has authored papers on social equity and anti-monopoly policy. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant on cannabis policy and has testified before governmental bodies around the world about restorative justice in marijuana laws.
Previously, in her role as a founding board member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, she led the creation of the MCBA Model Bill, the first state-level model legislation created to guide states in the process of reinvestment and reconciliation. She was a co-founder of THC Staffing, the first recruiting firm focused on inclusion in the cannabis industry, and was part of the multistate tax group at Deloitte Tax. She served as a trustee for Students for Sensible Drug Policy and a board member of the National Lawyers Guild, and is currently an advisor to Supernova Women, a nonprofit organization providing a space for women of color in cannabis.
Shaleen’s interviews have been featured in outlets including PBS NewsHour, Politico, NPR, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The Guardian, and VICE News. Her op-eds and other written work have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Commonwealth Magazine, Marijuana Moment, and the Boston Business Journal. She is an alumna of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a public magnet school with an emphasis on developing problem-solvers, and holds a business degree, law degree, and graduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.
Shaleen Title is an Indian-American attorney and longtime drug policy activist who has been writing, passing, and implementing equitable cannabis laws for over 20 years. She is a former top regulator for the state of Massachusetts, where she served as commissioner of the Cannabis Control Commission from 2017 to 2020. She is the author of “Fair and Square: How to Effectively Incorporate Social Equity Into Cannabis Laws and Regulations” and “Bigger is Not Better: Preventing Monopolies in the National Cannabis Market.”
Currently, her primary focus is running the nonprofit think tank Parabola Center, which pushes for cannabis policies to protect people rather than corporate profits. Since 2021, she has also served as Distinguished Cannabis Policy Practitioner in Residence at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center. She is a founding member of the Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition.
Shaleen is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant on cannabis policy and has testified before governmental bodies around the world about fair and equitable marijuana laws. In 2021, she was an honoree on the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. Described as “the people’s weed watchdog” in Boston Magazine’s 2019 Power List, she has been widely recognized for her focus on racial justice and her efforts to make the cannabis industry more inclusive. She is a recipient of both Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s and New England Cannabis Community’s lifetime achievement awards.
She serves as an advisor to Supernova Women, a nonprofit creating a space for women of color in cannabis, and the THC Staffing Group mentorship program. She is also a board member of Trella Technologies and a national advisory board member of Rank the Vote. Previously, she was a founding board member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, where she led the creation of the first state-level model legislation created to guide states in the process of reinvestment and reconciliation.
Shaleen’s op-eds and other written work have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Marijuana Moment. She is often consulted by the media about marijuana policy; her interviews have been featured in outlets including The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, PBS NewsHour, Vox, and VICE News. She is an alumna of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a public magnet school with an emphasis on developing problem-solvers, and holds a business degree, law degree, and graduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. She was previously a consultant for Deloitte.
Dr. Uma™️ Dhanabalan is a highly-respected physician trained in Family Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine, specialized in Heavy Metals from Harvard. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Medical Review Officer and a Diplomat Certified in Cannabinoid Medicine.
Dr. Uma’s curiosity about cannabis as a medicine began in 2010 in Washington State. She watched a program about the use of cannabis in Israel for various medical conditions, including; COPD, asthma, lung cancer and PTSD.
Dr. Uma began researching and learning about cannabis history and use in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Dr. Uma’s mission to change the stigma about cannabis and for the world to know about the Endocannabinoid system through education became her purpose and passion in 2012. Dr. Uma began her new path by writing her first recommendations in Washington State supporting medical Cannabis. She is dedicated to “Educating, Embracing and Empowering” her patients while promoting Cannabinoid Medicine as a treatment option.
Dr. Uma established Global Health & Hygiene Solutions, LLC in 2006, whose mission is to Promote Wellness & Prevent illness locally and globally.
At her Independent practice, Uplifting Health & Wellness, in Cambridge, Dr. Uma “Educates, Embraces and Empowers” her patients, incorporating Cannabinoid medicine as part of the holistic health approach. She consults people all over the world and makes recommendations for medical cannabis for patients in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, and Maine.
Dr. Uma began her new path by writing her first recommendations in Washington State supporting medical cannabis. She has been actively advocating for Cannabis as a medicinal plant by speaking locally and globally at events. Dr. Uma continues to pursue efforts in reforming the government’s policy. Dr. Uma actively participated in the legalization of cannabis in Massachusetts and Maine.
Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors from Rutgers University in Newark, N.J.
Medical Degree from the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J.
Family Medicine Residency at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina
Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Heavy Metals at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Diplomat in Cannabinoid Medicine – Certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine
Medical Review Officer – Certified by Medical Review Certification Council
Holly Alberti has over 10 years of hands-on, front line and executive experience in cannabis, Holly has brought her expert knowledge, insight and creative tactics to both large Multi-State Operators like Flrish Retail Management(Harborside), to locally owned and independent retailers, products, and service providers across the country.
She is the former VP of Marketing at Berkshire Roots, prior Director of Marketing & Sales, NE for iAnthus, 1st hire for Marketing in MA, established team, increased retail sales, new patient acquisition & retention, website traffic over 50% – organically. Introduced several strategic relationships ultimately positively affecting operations, retail, and wholesale.
Holly continues to bring her years of cannabis experience to the mainstream and main streets.
Beginning her cannabis career formally on the East Coast in 2010, challenging the stigma and getting involved in the Medical program in 2011.
She began crafting the vision for Healthy Headie Lifestyle, which was one of the 1st companies to go through Canopy Boulder, a Cannabis Incubator in CO. Holly was asked to join the core team that applied and successfully received provisional licensing in the 1st round of RMD’s in MA. Leveraging 15+ years in customer service, branding, and communications and her expert knowledge of the cannabis space, Holly began imparting her business insight and hands-on experience navigating the budding industry as a consultant. Working with industry titans such as Harborside, GoldDrop Extracts, Blue River Terps, Stashlogix, Somatik, and more on community engagement, experiential marketing, and business development strategies.
Interviewed by many local & national publications including Huffington Post, Dope Magazine, International Business Times, appeared on local programs, like Chronicle, nationally on CBS This Morning & VICE. A 2011 Oaksterdam Alumni, as well as the recipient of a Cape and Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Award at age 29. Active in many community groups and advisor and board member, mentor, mentee, and cannabis connector.
Holly has been a past speaker and presenter at many cannabis events such at the CCC, NCIA, New West Summit, including Keynote speaker in 2017 for NECCAN.
Part of the inaugural class Canopy Boulder Spring 2015
Awarded Best Pitch for Healthy Headie:
Arcview Denver 2015
NewWest Summit SF
CBWXE 420 Pitch
A post of a company’s logo on social media and on an event website produces brand recognition through repetition. Brand recognition is not the same as brand trust and brand loyalty. Without content a logo alone does not tell your brand’s story and fails to connect with the consumer. Connection creates loyalty and bottom line growth.
Research shows that when consumers feel connected to brands, 57% will spend more with that brand and 76% will consistently buy from them over a competitor.
WCCC creates unique posts with content and links profiling the sponsors’ products, teams and messaging leading up to the sponsored event and two weeks after the event. In the competitive cannabis space, consumers are looking for authentic relationships with brands.
71% of consumers feel more connected when a brand’s CEO is active on social media and 72% feel connected when employees share brand information.
Through event promotions WCCC connects sponsors with the most powerful consumer base – Women.
Women make up more than half of the U.S. population, and control or influence 85% of consumer spending. 92% of women share brand experiences and recommendations.
A Harris Poll reveals that 37% of American women consume cannabis, 9 in 10 purchase from a dispensary and 35% prefer to shop with a female budtender. WCCC’s informal survey suggests that over 70% of all women and 99% of our membership base are cannabis consumers.
WCCC social media posts promoting our events and our sponsors are not gender specific. WCCC does engage its base of 5000 plus women through a newsletter, online meetings,and the WCS Conversations series to share their positive experiences with sponsors’ products and dispensaries. Cannabis consumers are more likely to share their brand experience on social media. The positive experiences and recommendations of our sponsors’ products, services or shopping experience are used in promotional posts.
72% of consumers will share a positive experience with 6 or more people who will each share that information with 2 or more people.
Our Signature Events, the Women Cultivating Success Brunch and the Executive Dinner Sesh, are designed to give our sponsors’ representatives maximum engagement with the guests as well as acknowledgement for the sponsors’ contributions to the community.
The Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is a business organization founded on the concept of businesses supporting businesses to produce commerce. WCCC is committed to the success of our sponsors, vendors and members.
For Sponsorship Inquiries Contact:
April Rodriguez, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
Brianna Bowes, National Executive Director
Addison Morris, Founder/CEO
Tache Figueroa, Executive Director Massachusetts