Women and Mentors Retreat

Women and Mentors Retreat

This program focuses on creating a diverse network of individuals who want to see more female engagement in agriculture. We are creating this network in two distinct ways: The in-person Women and Mentors Retreat and pairing mentors and mentees at the retreat to work on their goals together during the following year (and beyond). This network is already filled with people who can act as an incredible resource for each other. We look forward to building on this strong network for the future!


Women who would like to grow their skills and get more involved at the state and national level are encouraged to apply as mentees. Anyone who would like to help women achieve their leadership goals is encouraged to apply to be a mentor.


The first annual retreat in June of 2021 was a great success, and we are now taking applications for the class of 2022. Our in-person session will be held June 27-28, 2022. If you apply early, you’ll also gain access to our quarterly lunch and learn leadership sessions prior to the retreat.


If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Kendra Ricks ricks@ncga.com.


Tentative Agenda

Quieting Your Inner Critic: This workshop will arm our leaders with the skills required to lead with power and purpose. Participants will walk away with actionable tips for leading with confidence and authenticity, and ways to combat “imposter syndrome.” This workshop will also function as an opportunity for leaders within the industry to share their expertise and experiences.


Leadership Journey Presentation/Discussion: A female leader in the industry will share her journey, followed by Q&A.


Reception/Dinner for attendees to network and socialize.


Breakout A: Making the Most of Your Mentorship Workshop: Attendees will work together to develop skills for maximizing the impact of their mentorship; before, during, and after the formal mentorship period.

Breakout B: How to Make Mentorship Work for You Workshop: This workshop will give the established female leaders and male allies the tools they need to create an effective mentor/mentee relationship that is beneficial to both parties.

The event will end with 45 minutes to an hour of Q&A with facilitators of all sessions.


Program Dates

June 27-28, 2022 in St. Louis, Mo. 


How to apply

Please complete the online application here.

To submit participants or for more information, please contact Kendra Ricks at 202-326-0646 or ricks@ncga.com.