Alisha Byrd

Alisha Byrd has a MSW and started GBC- a medical cannabis delivery service in California that focuses on delivering to people with body pain.

Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”

I deal with chronic pain and started using medical cannabis products to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals I take.

Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?

Mama Ann’s products are transitioning into the legal cannabis market. My role involves everything from city/state compliance, licensing,…Our company comes from compassion and we want everyone around the world who deals with body pain to have access to our 100 % natural products.

Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?

Obtaining a CA commercial cannabis license.

Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?


Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?

Women leadership is important and gender should not stop people from being leaders. We need diversity which hopefully helps to  encourage different leadership perspectives and encourage the youth and girls to be leaders in their community.

What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?

Never give up! Believe in what you are doing even when no one else will believe.