In a 2018 article by Harvard Business Review, Do Women’s Networking Events Move the Needle on Equality?, data from 2,600 working women attending conferences for women in several U.S. states was collected. Here’s what study co-author Shawn Achor found: “For women who’d signed up for the conference, but had yet to attend, 18 percent received a promotion compared with 42 percent of women who had already attended the conference. In other words, in the year after connecting with peers at the Conference for Women, the likelihood of receiving a promotion doubled.” Establishing the fact that not every conference could have such impactful after-effects, Achor wrote: “I think it’s safe to say there is an inverse relationship between the benefits you’ll get from a conference and the time you spend on your laptop or phone.”

Attending multiple cannabis events throughout the year, ranging from Las Vegas’ MjBizCon to Toronto’s Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo, minority representation on stage and off was not lost on three Canadian women: Irie Selkirk, Tabitha Fritz and Emma Baron.”

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