Jazmin Hupp – Women Grow was founded in the summer of 2014 by Jazmin Hupp and Jane West. WomenGrow is a national professional network that connects leaders and entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry. The group cultivates female leadership through programs and events across the country. In just a short time the group has grown to 30 chapters nationwide. Hupp is the Executive Director and spends a whopping 35 weeks of every year on the road. “We were attending these cannabis events and we weren’t finding our tribe,” said Hupp. “So we decided to set up these events meant to welcome women into the industry and be the first place they come when they are interested in the industry.” The group is sponsored by companies within the industry and has received commitments from fifty different companies and uses the #First50 to recognize this campaign.
Jazmin Victoria Hupp co-founded Women Grow, the largest professional network in the cannabis industry. Since it’s launch in 2014, Women Grow has connected over 25,000 entrepreneurs at events in 45 cities across the US & Canada. The organization hit $1 million in revenue in 2015, with no outside funding. In 2016, they earned 6 billion media impressions. Jazmin was named a “genius entrepreneur” by Fortune Magazine and Forbes considers her one of the “top businesswomen” in the cannabis industry. Inspired by Women Grow’s impact, Newsweek ran the headline “WOMEN IN WEED: HOW LEGAL MARIJUANA COULD BE THE FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR INDUSTRY NOT DOMINATED BY MEN.”
Jazmin’s mission to support female entrepreneurship began in 2011, when she took the role of Director of Digital Media for Women 2.0, an organization that helps women start high-growth ventures. During her tenure, the brand expanded from the Bay Area to hold events across six countries for over 100,000 business women.
Jazmin’s background is in Theater and Management Information Systems. She creates magical transformative opportunities that scale with new technology.
In the last half of 2016, Jazmin dropped 40 pounds without dieting by learning how to process stress effectively. She creates happiness through a practice of yoga, meditation, cannabis consumption, and self-love.