Leslie Stern is a dynamic business person with over 25 years’ experience marketing innovative products and services, and a passion to help people. As a software marketer, she worked for blue-chip companies such as Oracle, HP, and Check Point. After leaving technology in search of a way to give back, she began working with nonprofits both local and global. Now, as a consultant to companies in the cannabis space, she is proud to be part of the birth of an exciting new industry. In addition to being a member and committee chair for Women Grow, Leslie is working on marketing strategy, branding, messaging, and project management projects with several cannabis startups including Synchronicity and Plus Gum. Leslie holds a BA in Computer Science and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from UCLA.