NCGA’s Women and Mentors Program focuses on creating a diverse network of individuals who wish to empower women in agriculture. The network is purposely and intentionally built by bringing women together at the Women and Mentors Retreat, where mentors and mentees will be matched to build a strong bond throughout the year (and beyond!). This group of women is already filled with insight and strong connections, and we look forward to building on this strong network for the future!
Women who would like to grow their leadership skills and get more involved in associations at the state and national level are encouraged to apply as mentees. On the flip side, anyone who would like to help women achieve their leadership goals is encouraged to apply to be a mentor. This program is open to staff in addition to growers. Staff will be grouped into cohorts of mentors and mentees and will focus on their careers, rather than association leadership.
This year, participants will hear from incredible women leaders in agribusiness, learn how to quiet our inner critic with Randi Braun, author of Something Major, A New Playbook, and hear from Brooke Clay Taylor from Rural Gone Urban about running your life like a business. Most importantly, participants will network with individuals who are invested in supporting women reach their goals in agriculture.
The first annual retreat in June of 2021 was a great success, and we are now taking applications for the class of 2023. Early applicants will gain access to our quarterly lunch and leadership sessions prior to the retreat.
June 22-23, 2023 | Location: St. Louis, MO
View draft agenda here
A special thank you to our sponsors, Syngenta, Bayer, John Deere, and FMC, for supporting this program and investing in women leaders in the agriculture industry.