Christine De La Rosa, M.A. is the National Co-Founder & CEO of The People’s Ecosystem and Founding & Managing Partner of The People’s Group.
Christine De La Rosa was named one of the 35 Most Influential Women in Cannabis in 2020 and more recently in 2021, one of the 10 Women to watch out for: Industry luminaries and rising stars. As a thought leader and one of the most sought-after advisors in the cannabis industry she sits on the advisory boards of Regennabis, Cannabis Doing Good, and Symmetry Capital Management.
She is on the board of the National Cannabis Industry Association and is the chair of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She is the lead author of Gender Parity in the C-Suite and co-author of Pathways to Equity Ownership in the Cannabis Industry as part of National Cannabis Industry Association’s and The Arcview Group’s co-sponsored Gender Equity Cannabis White Papers. She has advised both local, state, and federal governments across the US on social equity in cannabis, as well as written position papers for New York, California and Arizona with recommendations on their legalization and implementation of cannabis regulation. Additionally, she serves as part of the New York Cannabis Industry Association Special Advisor Group - Social and Economic Equity and Social Justice.
Christine spent 20+ years as a systems and database architect in telecom. Christine is a social entrepreneur who has spent most of her adult life building businesses that creatively engage and employ the local communities that surround them. Her history in technology, business consulting and entrepreneurship were part of the trajectory that led to co-owning The People’s Ecosystem. She is a well-respected business leader, advocate and activist in the cannabis industry.
She is currently the CEO and National Co-Founder of The People's Ecosystem, Founder & Fund Manager of The People’s Group, and Founder of CBxShield.