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Meet Our New Executive Director
October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Join us for an introduction to IWC’s Executive Director, Amor Montes de Oca. In a brief 30-minute virtual session, learn more about Amor through a casual and lively conversation moderated by IWC board member, Gina Gault. As the organization’s first Executive Director, Amor is working to provide structure and support for IWC on its path to establish more equitable economic opportunities for women, drive innovation, and encourage entrepreneurial initiatives within Illinois’ regulated cannabis industry.
Gina Gault is a valued board member and serves as secretary for Illinois Women in Cannabis. Gina joined IWC in 2017 to assist them in their mission to reach and empower women of all backgrounds. She is an active social media influencer making great connections, fighting stigmas, and championing practical social norms. Gina works as the Community Outreach Specialist with Rise Dispensaries sharing the benefits of medical cannabis, uplifting her community, and inspiring others to do the same. She believes strongly in IWC’s mission and hopes to empower the canna-curious to educate themselves and find rewarding careers in the industry.
Amor Montes de Oca is the first Executive Director for Illinois Women in Cannabis. Formerly, she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for 2112, Chicago’s first incubator for creative entrepreneurs, where she focused on creating meaningful programming, raising capital, and developing advanced professional development initiatives for members. Amor received her B.A. from DePaul University. Using her experience helping start-ups scale, Amor sees vast opportunities to create more equitable economic opportunities, drive innovation, and encourage entrepreneurial initiatives within Illinois’ burgeoning regulated cannabis industry.