October 28, 2021 • 12:30 PM CDT

A brisk, 45-minute discussion with cannabis company leaders about how they integrate social equity values into their management and broader strategic decisions.


  • Akele Parnell, Head of Equity Partnerships at Lantern and co-founder and CEO of a Chicago-based cannabis company with a dispensary and craft cultivation license.
  • Denavvia Parnell, a Grand Rapids-based consultant and non-profit administrator. Denavvia is one of the founder’s of EQUITY PAC and is a National Equity Project-trained facilitator and Founder/Executive Director of the Black & Brown Cannabis Guild.