Her Canna Life is a publication, a gathering, an exploration, a mission. We are women in and interested in a new and growing industry – legal cannabis.
Women have a chance to make their mark here. We are already leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Her Canna Life features the pioneers, the movers and the shakers, the products and the services, the events and the happenings – with women at the helm.
Find out about our sister site and network, Ellementa, for women interested in the wellness and healing aspects of cannabis.
Get in touch if you’d like to partner with us or to tell us about a woman in cannabis we should feature.
We look forward to hearing from you!
About the Founder
I’m Aliza Sherman, and I’m an entrepreneur in the emerging legal cannabis industry. When I first started Her Canna Life in early 2016, I wasn’t sure how the news would be received. Or more to the point, I wasn’t sure how I would be received.
I felt a little like an outsider, an interloper, a tech entrepreneur with over 25 years in the Internet industry but no experience with or exposure to the business of cannabis much less cannabis itself. (Okay, yes, I smoked a little in high school and college…all of that will be a story for another time.)
For over a year now, I’ve immersed myself in the legal cannabis industry focusing on what I enjoy the most: educating and inspiring other women and making complex information more accessible.
I did this when I founded Cybergrrl, Inc., the first woman-owned Internet company, and Webgrrls International, the first Internet networking and educational organization for women.
I wanted to create something that I personally needed: A safe, empowering space for women to learn about cannabis and cannabis business from other women.
I remember the first cannabis event I attended – one of Femme Nuri’s events in San Diego. I was terrified. I had no idea what to expect and was certain I had “Ignorant” written all over my face.
But I took pictures and asked questions and made contact with some incredible women like Cara Luhring from Femme Nuri and Ophelia Chong of Stock Pot Images. I left completely inspired and energized to keep working on the Her Canna site and brand in order to give more exposure to women doing incredible things around cannabis.
At the same time, I launched a digital marketing firm, Spark The Creative, to bring my online marketing and writing skills to the industry. To date, we’ve worked with a wide range of national and local clients including a cannabis gourmet nut butter, a regional publication about pot, and a legal marijuana shop and the first cannabis job fair in Alaska.
Now I’m launching a sister site and offline network, Ellementa, for women interested in the wellness and healing aspects of cannabis.
I’m thrilled to be part of an industry that is growing and changing. The challenges for all of us within this industry are real and many, but everyone seems willing to work together so we all succeed.
We’re all on the cusp of something so big and so important, for everyone. The benefits of legal cannabis are undeniable, and we’ll continue our mission to make sure women are seen at the forefront of this industry.
Won’t you join me?