Women entrepreneurs a force in a growing industry
Master grower Agnes Kwasniewska oversees all aspects of plant production and greenhouse operations at HEXO, including strain selection, seed germination, nourishment, lighting, ventilation and cultivation. She’s in charge of the company’s number one aim: producing the highest-quality cannabis, with uncompromising standards.
As a woman leading the cannabis industry forward, she is far from alone. In April, HEXO hosted the keynote event at Women Grow Toronto, which attracted more than 200 female entrepreneurs. Keynote speaker Arlene Dickinson shared lessons from her entrepreneurial journey as well as her insights into the future of the cannabis industry in Canada.
HEXO was also a key partner of the 2018 Businesswomen of the Year Awards, as well as the annual Riverkeepers Gala in support of sustainable environmental initiatives around our waterways.
Noting the leadership roles that women play at HEXO – including on the board – vice-president of sales Sonia Isabel says, “We believe in paying it forward. It’s always inspiring to see so many women come together to develop this new industry.”