Supernova is an organization formed by and for Women of Color in 2015 with the goal of utilizing our diverse talents to empower our people to become self sufficient shareholders in the evolving cannabis economy.  Supernova is founded with the mission to foster community empowerment through holistic education, advocacy training and skills acquisition.  Supernova Women fosters a safe space for hard conversations, and will amplify the messages of our constituents at the local, state, and national level.

Key Programs

The Shades of Green Series:
Supernova’s Shades of Green series addresses the clear need for involvement of communities of color in the legislative efforts regarding cannabis and education on how to participate in the cannabis market being created in attendees’ home jurisdictions. The series features two panels: one focused on the current state of affairs with an overview of the relevant legislation, regulations, and local politics, and the other will center on the future: the industry opportunities in the relevant state, and how to get involved.

Cannabis Business Workshops:
Supernova is working with local partners, including professional services providers, to provide free “101” and “201” level cannabis business bootcamps to communities of color throughout the year.  The Cannabis Business Launchpad (the 101 series) is aimed at the novice and will cover the foundational considerations when launching a cannabis business including business formation and licensing issues, tax and accounting considerations, and basic employment and insurance considerations.  The Cannabis Business Accelerator (the 201 series) is aimed at the industry veteran who wants to scale their enterprise, take on investment, enter a pitch competition, or apply for fellowships.

Ex Offender Advocacy and Education:
With the support of law firms and legal services providers, Supernova will host “expungement” clinics during which attendees can learn about the options under their state law with respect to previous convictions, obtain legal assistance with expungements if they qualify, and learn about other means of showing proof of rehabilitation

CONTACT US:  supernova.woc[at]