It’s the week after International Women’s Day 2023, and as we reflect on the events of last week, we can't help but feel a sense of pride and gratitude for the incredible women who make up the cannabis industry.
At Vangst, we're proud to be a part of an industry that's led by powerful and innovative women who are making a significant impact on the world.
As a company owned and operated by a woman founder and CEO, Vangst understands the importance of representation and leadership in the workplace. Our team is made up of over 61% female employees, and our leadership is over 85% women. We believe that when women are given the opportunity to lead, they can create positive change and push boundaries in ways that benefit everyone.
The Vangst 2022 Salary Guide reported that individuals who identify as female made up 43.7% of the workforce last year, a small increase from the 41.3% of individuals who reported identifying as female the following year, in the 2021 Salary Guide. However, according to the Pew Research Center, women made up 50.7% of the general labor force, so while we’re encouraged by the progress that we have seen in the industry, there is still work to be done to create a more equitable industry.
Still, it’s worth noting that getting a seat at the table is only the beginning of equality in the industry, as women in the cannabis industry continue to face challenges such as discrimination, lack of representation, and access to funding. So while we are grateful to be at the forefront of changing the conversation around women in the cannabis industry, there is still plenty of work to be done.
Overall, we're excited to see more and more women leading the charge in the cannabis industry, whether it's through entrepreneurship, advocacy, or research. Their contributions are making a significant impact on the industry and the world as a whole. At Vangst, we're proud to be a part of an industry that values diversity, inclusivity, and innovation. We know that when women are empowered to lead, great things can happen.
In closing, as we reflect on International Women's Day 2023 we are reminded of how we are Proud to Work in Cannabis with the female entrepreneurs, professionals, and trailblazers, who continue to positively move the industry forward for all.
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