Women and Mentors Retreat

Women and Mentors Retreat

This program will focus on the development of emerging and established female leaders, as well as both men and women who are interested in becoming better mentors and encouraging female leadership. States are encouraged to submit female leaders to participate in the program.


Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have postponed the inaugural Women and Mentors Retreat until June 2021. There will be several virtual learning sessions between August and June, with the retreat acting as a capstone event. Apply now and join us next summer!


Tentative Agenda

Leading with Power and Purpose Workshop: 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 2021 in St. Louis, Mo. 


How to apply

Growers must be nominated by their state corn grower association. Please complete the online application by August 1, 2020.

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