Michelle Patterson (Political Science ’92)
Michelle Patterson is on a mission to help women own their wellness and build a community of one million women united by cannabis by 2020. Michelle is the chief experience officer of MyJane, a membership community delivering curated cannabis education and experiences to women in Southern California and beyond. She is passionate about helping women find natural solutions to amplify their health, get better sleep and live happier, more fulfilled lives. This includes normalizing cannabis for women’s wellness. Patterson is an acclaimed business woman (youngest Regional VP and National Sales Trainer for Robert Half, the world’s largest specialized recruiting firm), community accelerator, visionary, radio host, and dynamic speaker. For almost a decade she served as the exclusive event producer of the California Women’s Conference. She remains the CEO of media and production company Women Network LLC. The bestselling author of the anthology “Women Change the World,” she is a sought-after media commentator for Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business News, ESPN, HuffPost and hundreds of other TV and radio stations, including the “MyJane” radio show. She is recognized as Los Angeles Business Journal’s Corporate Advocate of the Year, the World Boxing Council also named her “Woman of the Year”, and she was knighted as Dame Michelle Patterson to the 1000 year old St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Michelle is most proud of her relationship with her husband of 25 years and their two beautiful children, now young adults Chase and Jaclyn.