O'Cannabiz Speakers

April 25, 2019
Business Conference / Exhibitor Load-in

O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

April 26, 2019
Industry Expo

April 27, 2019
Conumer Expo / Cannabis Meets Healthcare
Hall 5 - International  Center | Toronto, ON

(905) 858-3298


Renee Gagnon

, , Canada
CEO, HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc.

Renee Gagnon is a serial startup founder and is both the first Transgender Publicly traded cannabis company CEO, and the first female one. Thunderbird Biomedical Inc. (now EMH.v) was the 5th licensed federally sanctioned Medical Marijuana company in Canada. Renee built the core team, created and executed on the business plan and raised funds before taking the company public ($25M Valuation at IPO). Gagnon went on to use this insight to create a diverse workforce with strong female leadership across the HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc ™ organization.

As a cutting-edge CEO and executive, Renee Gagnon has been fortunate to be at the beginning of several trends or market creations. “Throughout my career, detecting and then capitalizing on change has been my focus. I am a serial startup founder; I am skilled at survival, stress and team building. I have always been fortunate to find, retain and employ some of the best people in the sector”.

As CEO of HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc ™, Renee Gagnon and her HWN team applied for what Renee believed would be one of the most important licenses in the new Cannabis market, a Cannabis Processing license. HollyWeed North was awarded that license (licensed under the Health Canada Controlled Drugs and Substances act) in December of 2018.



The Executive Page: Renee Gagnon




Renee Gagnon: Unapologetically Slaying It In Heels


Woman and Leadership talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM2wP5Y9_F4

Woman Grow talk https://www.twitch.tv/videos/238386903

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