PRESIDENT – KC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ,
CORNERSTONE MEMBERSHIP SALES DIRECTOR SW/SOCAL, WOMEN GROW
SALES REPRESENTATIVE, MAKING YOU BETTER BRANDS (XTERNAL)
“It is incredibly advantageous to be a woman in this industry. Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”
THE SOBER CANNA-SALESWOMAN – Karin came into the industry by way of payment solutions for cannabis companies including point of sale banking at dispensaries. She has an extensive background in Sales and Sales Training and for her it was a no brainer to step into the cannabis industry.
She uses no/low THC products, as she has been sober for 28 years and does not like the feeling of being high. Low THC products do however; help with her arthritis and anxiety. She also uses cannabis topicals to significantly improve her quality of life. She has not taken
pharmaceuticals for her pain in almost 3 years and attributes that to cannabis. You can read more about her story in our February 2016 issue (see Issue #21).
When I asked her how she likes being a woman in the industry her answer was short and simple, “Awesome, it’s inspiring to be here. I think being a woman and being educated about cannabis and the endocannabinoid system has an affect on how people perceive you in the industry.”
She also explained how the industry has room for everyone. Right now, there are two very distinct types of women in the industry. There are the professionals and those who embrace the “sex sells” idea. Karin noted, “I am not a fan of exploiting women to sell anything.” Although there is a place here for both, it would be nice to see a bridge in the gap.
Here is some great advice from Karin to someone looking to get into the industry:
“Jump in and get educated! This plant provides medicine as well as getting high. For me, I am on the medicine side of things. I think there is room for everyone. Most importantly, do not judge. Do not judge cannabis as a plant and do not judge the people using it for whatever reason they need. I was one of those people who judged for a long time and I missed out on so much.”
Karin also owns KC Business Solutions, which provides corporate background checks, payroll and payment solutions, as well as business consulting and training for the cannabis industry.
For more information about Karin and KC Business Solutions please email Karin at: KarinClarkeBiz@gmail.com