AMY BOHANNAN – Marketing Specialist
MICHELLE KARLEBACH – District Manager
AMBER SMITH – Media/Events
With 17 dispensary locations across the state and counting, Nectar sets a high bar in the cannabis industry. Since 2014, the Oregon owned and grown company continues to flourish, not only with its comprehensive and affordable products, but also its emphasis on creating positive experiences through education and responsibility.
How does cannabis, and Nectar itself, empower women?
Amy Bohannan: “The legalized cannabis market has provided many with the opportunity to open new businesses and take on new roles -including women. In Oregon alone, there are a number of cannabis businesses owned and operated by women, and more emerging every day. Every Nectar employee starts in the stores, working on the front line with our customers to build an in-depth understanding of the service we provide. With this type of culture, everyone is given the opportunity to advance and grow with the company.”
Michelle Karlebach: “Cannabis offers an alternative for women with endometriosis and other conditions specific to women. In regards to mental health, it is quite empowering not to rely on pharmaceuticals with potentially negative or deadly side effects, and to decide when you want to medicate rather than having to everyday. Nectar has let me learn and has always given me the support I need to advance. We have a very strong sense of mentorship due to our promotion from within practice and it adds to the family-like feel.”
Amber Smith: “Connecting through Nectar, I’ve met tons of other women who are owners of their own companies and it’s been really inspiring. It’s almost like a domino effect, when you see people do things outside of the box, and then more people do it and they get recognized and appreciated and then it makes you just feel like you’re part of a movement.”