Jessica Billingsley, Co-Founder and COO of MJ Freeway Business Solutions, a Denver-based woman-owned software company and the market leading provider of marijuana business software including point of sale, inventory tracking, manufacturing, and cultivation management, will be the first woman ever from the cannabis industry to accept the prestigious 2015 Fortune Most Promising Women Entrepreneur Award. This tremendous accolade is presented 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.” - Pattie Sellers, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; Executive Director, MPW/Live Content, Time Inc
Billingsley adds “I am honored to have received this award, but it is not my award. 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. But I am even prouder of the team that lives it every day serving our customers.”
The two-day summit takes place in Washington, DC on October 12 – 14, 2015, with an extraordinary lineup of 450 fellow women leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers in attendance including: Fortune 500 CEOs Mary Barra of General Motors, Ursula Burns of Xerox, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Sheri McCoy of Avon, Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup, Ginni Rometty of IBM and Irene Rosenfeld of Mondelez, Mika Brzezinski, Katie Couric, Gates FoundationCEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Anita Hill, Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, Megyn Kelly, Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Becky Quick, andU.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Nancy Snyderman, Lesley Stahl, Ivanka Trump, and honorary MPMan Warren Buffett.
The complete line-up of winners includes:
· Brit Morin, Founder and CEO, Brit + Co
· Jody Miller, Co-Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group
· Payal Kadakia, CEO & Co-founder, ClassPass
· Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder, Cloudfare
· Helen Greiner, CEO, CyPhy Works, Inc.
· Nanxi Liu, CEO and Co-Founder, Enplug
· Jessica Billingsley, Co-Founder, COO, MJ Freeway
· Christina Lomasney, President & CEO, Modumetal
· Kristy Lewis, Founder & CEO, Quinn Foods
· Jessica O. Matthews, Founder & CEO, Uncharted Play
About Jessica Billingsley
Jessica Billingsley is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of MJ Freeway Business Solutions, a woman-owned software company focused on providing a business software platforms including complete seed-to-sale POS (point of sale) inventory tracking, manufacturing, compliance and regulatory consulting and cultivation management software for marijuana businesses in 23 states, D.C., Canada, Australia, and Spain. MJ Freeway also provides cannabis business consulting and application services.
Jessica is a highly regarded executive in the software industry and has built and managed technology operations with an emphasis on executive management, strategic relationships, culture, financials, support, accounting, infrastructure, and intellectual property. Jessica’s strategic vision and strong team-building skills result in cohesive teams and year over year high revenue returns with large profit margins. She is distinguished by her unrelenting focus on providing superior customer service at all times.
Jessica has been a successful founder, owner, director, COO and CEO of companies with revenues exceeding eleven million ($11M).
Jessica and her MJ Freeway co-founder, Amy Poinsett, are both recognized nationally as cannabis industry experts and have been featured in CNN Money, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, WIRED, CNBC and Forbes. Named in September’s INC’s Top 5000 companies, they were also included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual List of 100 Brilliant Companies.