The solo sciences team is incredibly proud to congratulate our co-founder and Head of Partnerships, Katie Flannery, for winning the Silver Executive of the Year Award in the 2019 Stevie Awards for Female Business Services! We are acutely aware of her endless contributions to our company. We also want to applaud all the strong female leaders who were considered and to take a moment to reflect upon the importance of women in the business world.
Katie is a strong, inspiring leader, having co-founded solo sciences and being instrumental in its success. As solo sciences developed anti-counterfeiting technology designed to protect entire supply chains – product creators to end users – from the dangers of increasingly advanced illicit markets, Katie pushed and shaped the company.
She tirelessly dedicates herself to the solo* mission of developing the world’s first cryptographically secure cannabis product authentication system. Her exemplary gift for keeping up on the fast-changing cannabis industry, combined with her networking efficacy, has led to solo sciences securing 53 cannabis brand partnerships, with plans underway to ship millions of encoded units into the market in 2020.
The Stevie Awards, presented by American Business Awards organization, serve an important indicator of the increasing numbers of women shaping the business world both as entrepreneurs and leaders.
solo sciences is particularly proud to be part of an industry which – contrary to perceptions of being male-driven - has been leading the nation in the inclusion of women at the executive level. We are confident that as women like Katie continue to take the reins of this young industry as it matures, it will flourish.
Again, the solo sciences team wants to thank the Stevie Awards for honoring our co-founder, Katie Flannery, as both a finalist and a winner in this year’s competition and for introducing a larger public awareness of all the strong leaders nominated. Every finalist is a role-model for the women – and men – with whom they work. We expect this competition will continue to grow as more women push the envelope and contribute to the business world with their unique voices and talents.