For the first time ever, Fortune Magazine has honored a cannabis industry innovator as one of its 2015 "Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs" list.
Jessica Billingsley, cofounder and COO of MJ Freeway Business Solutions, is the first woman ever from the cannabis industry to accept the prestigious Fortune Most Promising Women Entrepreneur Award. MJ Freeway is a Denver-based woman-owned software company and leading provider of marijuana business software including point of sale, inventory tracking, manufacturing, and cultivation management.
This tremendous accolade is presented annually to 10 female founders of thriving, innovative, groundbreaking companies with revenue in the $1 million-to-$25 million range.
"The Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs add so much to the Fortune Most Powerful Women community by sharing how they create companies from scratch and scale their organizations at a pace and level of flexibility that are often the envy of Fortune 500 giants," said Pattie Sellers, assistant managing editor at Fortune and executive director, MPW/Live Content, Time Inc/
“I am honored to have received this award, but it is not my award," Billingsley said. "MJ Freeway's team of women and men who have worked with vision and determination to build this company all won this award.
"I'm proud of the culture, success, and commitment to diversity that my co-founder, Amy Poinsett, and I created," Billingsley said. "But I am even prouder of the team that lives it every day serving our customers.”