016. Creating Trailblazing Social Impact Within the Cannabis Industry ft. Trang Trinh CPA, CA


Today's episode is about the cannabis industry, CBD and its healing properties, and much more. I am so excited to have this conversation with an incredible guest who is not just a leader in her industry, but a leader who is trailblazing the way for social change in every way - Trang Trinh CPA, CA. She is one of the founding directors and CEO of TREC brands—a recreational cannabis brand house that developed and manages WINK, Blissed, and Thumbs Up brands.

Trang obtained her chartered accountant designation at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and expanded into the industry with Deloitte to develop her skillset in finance strategy, and business operations at Loblaw Companies and Joe Fresh. She worked on over 10 mergers and acquisitions during her time at Deloitte. Prior to leading and founding TREC brands, Trang was a leader in the cannabis sector with an M&A (mergers and aquisitions) lens at Deloitte and guided her clients through cannabis legislation here in Canada in 2018. Trang, ahead of the curve, was already dipping her toe in cannabis way back when it was first being legalized in Canada. She was also renowned as a talent builder in her previous role as Deloitte Canada's women initiative network national chair, where she led a program to recruit, develop and retain,  top talent women at the firm.

Today she is focused on creating a culture of diversity and inclusivity. She's an inspiration and mentor to many, myself included, and continues to pursue her mission of equality and values-based foundation. Trang believes that it is the company's values that drive profits, and not the other way around. She is a champion for diversity and inclusion and advancement of women.

Trang holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a CA CPA. If you are curious to know why this powerhouse went from accounting to a thriving cannabis empire, then this is the episode for you!

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