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WIA announces event agenda in person


BOSTON, MASSACHUSETSS, USA – The 10th anniversary of the Women in Agribusiness Summit The In-Person Conference (WIA) September 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, will feature a strong program, expert speakers, extensive networking and a special off-site reception.

Keynote speaker Kelly Lockwood Primus, Managing Director of Leading NOW, will begin the business discussion with “Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Receive”. This presentation will include Leading NOW’s research on women’s leadership, what is lacking in conventional career counseling and the barriers women face in accessing leadership positions.

“Through our research, we have identified the hallmarks of success in leadership,” said Lockwood Primus, adviser to global organizations working to change mindsets, behaviors and cultures. “These include integrity, transparency, trust and more, but most importantly, women need to focus on what we call the missing 33%. It’s their business acumen that sets them apart, and we’ll discuss that in detail at the Women in Agribusiness Summit this fall.

Other people who will share the stage with Lockwood Primus will include Scott Sigman, Senior Advisor at EASE, who will focus on connecting the dots in global trade and examining alternative transportation routes; Shawn Jarosz, CEO of TradeMoves, who will talk about why international trade is important for food and agriculture; and Beth Sauerhaft of the American Farmland Trust, who will host a panel of experts in a discussion on sustainability and climate change.

Intermixed with this essential industry content will be the annual highlights the WIA community expects and anticipates: Ag Innovation Hour, Executive Profiles and the Female Producer Panel. Through these, participants will hear from soybean and egg producers, as well as a producer of specialty meats. They will also gain valuable insight into the careers of accomplished female executives and be informed about the latest agrotechnology innovations disrupting the sector.

Other sessions of the 10th Annual Women in Agribusiness Summit include:

  • The fragile ecosystem: our decisions have an impact on the world;
  • Understanding the plant consumer;
  • Transform the workplace;
  • The future of North American agriculture; and
  • Overview of the grain industry

Women in Agribusiness initiatives fostered a year-round community of engaged executives, leaders and professional women. Learn more and register on womeninag.com.

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