Morris is the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Proteus Business Solutions, Inc., and seed-to-sale software system, Proteus 420
Dawne Morris, CMO and co-founder of Proteus Business Solutions Inc., and one of the first seed-to-sale software systems, Proteus 420, today announced an official partnership with national networking group, Blunt Brunch.
With over a decade of experience in tech, specializing in ERP software for the cannabis industry, Morris is thrilled to support other women in business as a Blunt Brunch partner and co-host of the organization’s San Diego chapter.
“As a business owner, I’ve found diversity breeds success. I’m grateful to work with other like-minded companies who are dedicated to advancing gender parity in disruptive industries,” said Morris.
According to a recent study from Data Prot, only 24 percent of computing jobs are held by women and the percentage of female STEM graduates is about 19 percent. In a cannabis report by MJBizDaily, female executive leadership in the industry fell more than 14 percent between 2019 and 2021, to 22.1 percent, below the average across the larger U.S. business landscape.
“By empowering more women in sectors traditionally dominated by men, we are building a dynamic business landscape that can thrive,” explained Morris.
In McKinsey & Company’s recent Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters report, companies with more than 30 percent women executives were more likely to outperform those where this percentage ranged from 10 to 30. The likelihood of outperformance extended to 48 percent between the most and the least gender-diverse companies.
Since 2008, Morris has played a pivotal role in cannabis tech innovation, establishing market-leading seed-to-sale platform Proteus 420. The software supports manufacturing, cultivation, distribution, and dispensary operators in markets throughout the U.S. and North America, and was one of the first systems available to the industry.
To learn more visit proteus420.com and social media @proteus420.