Humble Bloom With Solonje Burnett
Humble Bloom With Co-Founder and Cannavist Solonje Burnett. Solonje is a community leader, humanist, cannavist, and co-founder at Humble Bloom where it is her mission to give the underrepresented a seat at the table in the cannabis industry. She believes that we can shatter stereotypes, structural inequities, and biased business practices through culture curation and by providing strategic branding and hiring, advocacy, and inclusive purpose-driven community experiences. Solonje sits on the Equity First Alliance Steering Committee, is an advisor for the Virtue Project’s Business Equity Council, and an Advisory Board member at CRUDE. She was recognized as 15 Women to Watch in the CBD Industry in Marie Claire and Culture Magazine’s Five Cannabis Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2019. She has spoken at PopSugar Playground, NECANN, and Yale Business of Legal Cannabis Conference. Solonje has been featured in publications and podcasts including Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Vogue, VICE, WGSN, Cheddar, Skunk, Women & Weed, Miss Grass, Maria and Jane, Supermarket, and more. Solonje produces events and festivals for conscious companies, hosts nightlife parties, as well as programs music at membership clubs.
Afropunk, Summit Series, Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Soho House are among those she has worked for. She is a talent buyer at Berlin Under A in the East Village. As a culture consultant, she creates innovative workplace conferences, designs and implements D&I plans, as well as forges partnerships for agencies. Clients include Databricks, Working Mother Media, BetterCloud, and Koya Leadership Partners. Prior to launching her consultancy, she executive produced Life@Work at Live Grey and focused on their inclusion strategy. Additionally, she represented Live Grey on Pineapple Co’s D&I committee. She launched Den Entertainment in 2012, a boutique firm specializing in culture curation, immersive pop-ups, and artist management/promotion. Her focus: creating a community for diverse artists. Solonje is a brand positioning + equity consultant and political activist speaking out on equality and human justice. She facilitates weekly healing and wellness experiences at Frequency and hosts the show Radical Self Care: Cannabis, Wellness & Activism on Afropunk every Thursday at 8 pm ET. She is a singer and performs with the Resistance Revival Chorus – born out of the Women’s March. She has a BA from Wellesley College in Psychology with a minor in Africana Studies and a MA from Emerson College in Broadcast Journalism.