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Q&A with Mimi Lam, CEO of Superette Cannabis Retail


Mimi Lam has had a stellar career in the Canadian cannabis industry, ascending quickly through strategy and corporate development roles to CEO of the cannabis retailer Superette in only 2 and a half years. With the distinction of being the only female CEO of a cannabis retail business in Ontario, Mimi is an inspirational entrepreneur and businesswoman.

AW: Tell us about your professional journey starting with how you made the decision to go into the cannabis industry after getting your degree in International Business from Carleton.

ML: A lot has happened since Carleton! The journey of learning started at Mistral Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on seed stage investments, as an analyst. I fell in love with the entrepreneurial spirit and interacting with groups taking ideas to the next level in new or disruptive spaces. I got a peek into what it took to have resilience as a startup, fundraising as a private company, and the foundational pieces that all companies need.

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Leslie Andrachuk

As a bilingual pioneer in global digital publishing and marketing, Leslie is happiest when creating new things and inspiring her teams. She is passionate about changing biases that hold women back from realizing their true power and is grateful that at this point in her career she has the skills to make real change.

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