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A Woman On The Horizon Of Success – Anne van Leynseele

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Anne is a consummate regulatory and corporate cannabis lawyer and focuses her practice on the commercial aspects of the new industry. With years of business and law experience, she is known to be one of the sharpest minds in legal cannabis and hemp today. 

Her career started in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry, then she migrated into digital media in the Pacific Northwest, and later moved to Sydney Australia. Through her career, Anne managed commercial transactions, business development of production and technology start-up entities, advised on process efficiency, defined stronger corporate communication strategies for many Fortune 100 companies, and did business management consulting. After returning to the United States, her experiences led her to apply for law school. She enjoyed negotiating, drafting, and the implementation of complex contracts, so she took an opportunity to work as a law clerk at a top Seattle firm that then became part of the world’s largest law firm K&L Gates. The experience she gained by seeing what a day in the life of a lawyer looks like informed her educational experiences while she attended the night program at Seattle University School of Law.

During law school, Anne worked with a select group and created, “The Layperson’s Guide to Breast Cancer”, a practical directory and advice on how women can access resources during and after treatment. Through a professor, the document caught the attention of the incoming Obama Administration and she was invited to spend four years as a federal attorney-advisor in Washington DC for Obama One. Fresh out of law school and plunged into the 2008 recession, these four years were a dream job for Anne. 

After her government service and returning to her home state of Washington, she was planning to open her own practice in healthcare law, when she encountered the burgeoning legal cannabis industry. After a bit of due diligence, she was fascinated by the opportunity that the ever evolving regulations were creating and the issues for entrepreneurs in the industry. She quickly realized the need for a savvy businesswoman and lawyer to help struggling start-up companies. To provide the industry with a more comprehensive regulatory and corporate law firm, Anne started her own law firm, 7 Point Law formerly known as Northwest Marijuana Law. By 2017, her firm was representing a quarter of Washington’s legal cannabis industry.

Today, with more than 6 years of experience, Anne is successfully working as a fractional corporate counsel and business advisor to an elite global client base through her new company, Gemba Growth. Her story is a great example of how one can reach the horizon by exploring their potential skills. For more on this fascinating story, Anne is currently writing a much anticipated memoir on the early days of legal cannabis, which will be published before the end of 2021.

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Courage the hallmark of Raja Syn’s career

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Raja Syn is a strong, courageous woman, and that has helped her launch what is certain to be an interesting career in the entertainment industry.

The Jamaican-born beauty had been told for years that she would be an excellent model given her hard-won curves and naturally-gorgeous genetics.

“Everyone always said I should model, but getting signed with an agency seemed impossible to me,” she said.

But still, that didn’t mean there wasn’t a place for Raja to make a name for herself.

After she read the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” which inspired her to seek out her own wealth – she knew exactly where she could find it.

“I turned to Instagram to build my brand. It has been the best thing I’ve ever did since,” she added.

Path charted early

Raja was 17 (she graduated from high school a year early) when she moved to California after a semester of college didn’t spark her interest as much as she’d hoped.

“I realized school wasn’t my calling,” said Raja, who has planned to major in foreign language with an emphasis in Chinese.

Instead, she decided the entertainment industry was where she would make a name for herself.

“’Rich Dad Poor Dad’ changed my whole idea of life,” Raja said. “In that same month I took influencing seriously. Instagram was where I started. From a year of having my Instagram my account reached 300,000 followers. I’ve gained lots of support from other influencers and celebrities as well.”

She has done it all from Atlanta, a bustling entertainment city that better suits her as well as her brand.

“I moved to Atlanta for a fresh start after realizing Atlanta is the best place to start a career in the entertainment industry as a black girl,” she said. (Raja joins a wealth of other celebs that have made the southern city their home.)

Bigger, better dreams

And while her Instagram and other influencer accounts are thriving, Raja continues to consider other opportunities in the industry to keep things fresh.

“I currently do paid photo shoots, music videos, Instagram influencing, Onlyfans, and crypto trading,” she said. “I aspire to be a tv personality with my own show. I plan on writing my own book soon. I can sing, too, but I’m not really focused on a music career. It might happen. Right now, I’m just moving wherever the universe takes me.”

The loyal fan base she’s amassed so far – luring them in with sexy photos and steamy video shoots – will absolutely be along for the ride.

For more information on Raja Syn, check out her Instagram – @rajasyn.

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