Mary’s List and BrightTALK Join Forces for Cannabis Content

We’re excited to announce that Mary’s List and BrightTALK have partnered to bring you talks from professionals and businesses from all across the cannabis industry.

BrightTALK’s mission is to bring professionals and businesses together to learn and grow. Mary’s List shares this mission, and we hope we can continue to normalize the conversation around working in cannabis by highlighting the amazing people we get to meet every single day.

Working in the cannabis industry comes with its own challenges and growing pains, and we need more platforms like BrightTALK that want to educate professionals and businesses instead of shutting their voices down.

Going forward, we’ll produce talks from all sorts of entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, freelancers, professionals and creatives from the cannabis industry on the Mary’s List BrightTALK channel

We’re not wasting any time getting started either. Tomorrow, we’re hosting Trailblazing Women Changing the Face of Cannabis with three back-to-back-to-back talks for everyone to dig into. Check out the talks below. Make sure you create a profile on BrightTALK to access our talks or any of the thousands of other talks on the platform (IT’S FREE!). We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!


Start-ups and Entrepreneurship: Register Here


Adelia Carrillo – Founder & CEO of Direct Cannabis Network

DCN is the leading digital B2B news network covering the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis industry. With her roots in the corporate and consumer electronics industry, her passion for technology, startups and innovation has been a key strength in her transition into the cannabis space. Becoming a voice for the upcoming startups, uniting the cannabis business community, Adelia is building an inspiring yet prominent voice in the world on the topic of cannabis entrepreneurship.

Lisa Snyder – Founder & CEO of Tokeativity

Lisa Snyder is the Founder & CEO of Tokeativity, the global cannabis community for women. Lisa is a cannabis and women’s rights activist, a web developer and online strategist. She has designed and launched over three hundred websites and digital campaigns, including ecommerce & membership platforms, and has extensive background in Google SEO leading back to 2004. Her work has been recognized in Forbes, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, MJ Lifestyle, Travel Portland,, Dope Magazine, Civilized, Willamette Week and Time Out New York among others.


Marketing, Advertising and Media: Register Here


Mary Pryor – Co-Founder & CEO of Cannaclusive

Mary Pryor 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 – Founder of AxisWire & House of Saka, Co-Founder of Green Market Media & Industry Power Women

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.”


Community and Events: Register Here


Solonje Burnett – Co-Founder of Humble Bloom

Solonje Burnett is a cannavist & Co-Founder of Humble Bloom. As a culture consultant, she creates innovative workplace conferences, designs & implements D&I plans & forges agency partnerships. Her clients include Databricks, Working Mother Media, BetterCloud, & Koya Leadership Partners. Solonje produces events & festivals for conscious companies, hosts nightlife parties & programs music at membership clubs. She has worked with Afropunk, Summit Series, Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund & Soho House, among others.

Sasha Perelman – CEO of Revolver Productions

With 17+ years of global brand event curation, her portfolio includes Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, 23&Me, & Lenscrafters. Sasha’s event ‘Immersion’ was featured in Rolling Stone as the “Best Pot Party in California.” In 2017, Revolver worked with Grammy Award Winning Artist & Activist Common’s Non-Profit, Imagine Justice, for the Hope & Redemption Tour – a 30,000 person concert in Sacramento, & two prison shows raising awareness around mass incarceration. In 2018, Revolver Productions, partnered with MARY Magazine to launched Mary Talks – discussions around cannabis as a wellness & lifestyle tool.

Ashley Kingsley – Co-Founder of Ellementa

She is a strategic, multidisciplinary marketing executive who partners with CEOs & entrepreneurs – multi-million dollar brands and start-ups alike – to grow companies, brands, & profits. Noted as ‘Top 50 People to Watch in Social Media’ by Arrea Agency in 2017, she built & launched Daily Deals for Moms that expanded into 27 markets before it sold. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fox, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Mashable for Daily Deals for Mom, HERB, Techcrunch, Women’s Day Magazine, Westword, & Fox31.

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