Why I Created MyJane
I learned recently that a dear relative of mine was taking cannabis to help her wean off opioids that her doctors had been prescribing to her for years. Even though she had beaten cancer, the lasting pain associated with her surgeries was debilitating and stripping her of her active and vibrant life. A trusted friend of hers had recommended cannabis as a potential alternative to her opioid use and after a little trial and error, she was able to reduce her opioid consumption by 50 percent. Today, she is almost 100 percent free of this over-prescribed drug and back to driving, going to church and playing with her grandchildren. Incredible!
When I learned about her struggle, I cried. Then I got mad. Why isn’t cannabis offered as an alternative to opioids or other prescription drugs? What other aspects of health and wellness that could be addressed with various cannabis products — especially for women — are being overlooked and ignored? I decided to turn my anger into action and created MyJane. I want every woman to have the ability to empower herself to make her life and the lives of her loved ones better.
Kimberly Kovacs, Founder & CEO
Created by women for women, MyJane is a new wellness community designed to empower women to feel better.
Through education, accessibility, and community, we normalize the cannabis experience by enabling women to make informed health and wellness choices for themselves and those they love.
By 2020, create a community of 1 million women united by the benefits of cannabis.
We are empathetic to the lived experiences of women. We model sustainable growth that contributes to the development of individual lives, families, and communities, and celebrate women’s breakthroughs.
We believe we are helping to lead a women’s wellness revolution. We choose to use our creativity, talent and reach to enact positive changes for women and their families and communities.
We speak the language of women and raise our collective voices to uplift generations of women who have been overlooked by healthcare and wellness.
Meet the Team Leading This Community
We want to give women the confidence — through education, accessibility and community — to make informed health and wellness choices about cannabis. It’s not only our goal; it’s what we’ve learned women want by asking them directly.
MyJane is the inspiration of a passionate group of leaders who care about women and believe that better decision making begins with better access to options. Get to know our founding team.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
MyJane Cause: Fighting America’s opioid epidemic
Chief Experience Officer
MyJane Cause: Women’s economic empowerment
Cara Stewart Raffele
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
MyJane Cause: Mental health of Generation X
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
MyJane Cause: Offering alternative health & wellness options
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
MyJane Cause: Leveraging data science to personalize the wellness experience