Trailblazing Women Changing the Face of Cannabis: PR, Advertising & Media

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Denise Biderman (Mary's List), Mary Pryor (Cannaclusive), Cynthia Salarizadeh (AxisWire)

About this talk

Wondering how to get into the cannabis industry? Join Mary's List along with Mary Pryor and Cynthia Salarizadeh as they discuss the world of cannabis marketing, their own career transitions, and the future of cannabis advertising and media. Mary Pryor is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cannaclusive. She is a passionate and vocal media expert currently based in Los Angeles and New York. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mary received exposure to automotive design, electrical engineering, music, digital arts and marketing at an early age. Today, Mary is a powerful and accomplished Digital and Marketing Specialist who has worked for major brands such as Sony Music Group, Viacom, Attention PR, City Parks Foundation, Mirrorball, Uptown Magazine, Black Enterprise, CBS News, Ebony Magazine, The Rolling Stones, VaynerMedia, Mindshare, McGarryBowen, McCann, SheKnows, and MusicWorld. Cynthia Salarizadeh is the Founder of AxisWire, as well as the Founder of House of Saka, which houses the world’s first cannabis infused still and sparkling rosé out of Napa Valley. In addition, Cynthia is the Co-founder of Green Market Media, most recognized for its cannabis finance news publication, Green Market Report, as well as Co-founder of Industry Power Women. As an entrepreneur, Cynthia has either founded or co-founded multiple companies that have successfully exited through acquisition within the cannabis industry. In 2018, Cynthia was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of the Year by Cashinbis; she was named by High Times as one of the 100 Women in High Places, and she was featured by Dope Magazine as one of the “Outstanding Women in Cannabis."

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