TOPSFIELD, Massachusetts, February 8, 2023 – Calling all exceptional women in ag! The nomination period is now open to submit applications for the 2023 Women in Agribusiness (WIA) Demeter Award of Excellence. Now in its 11th year, this industry award has recognized over 25 outstanding women in the sector.
The WIA Demeter Award, so named for Demeter, the goddess of the harvest from ancient Greek mythology, celebrates women who have achieved excellence in their field and/or who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the agribusiness industry. Past recipients were selected for such achievements as: being executive sponsor of an employee resource group focused on increasing visibility of LGBTQ+ issues; or building an agtech company – as one of the few women CEO’s in the field – that boasts a workforce that is 50 percent female; or for being a visionary leader and facilitator of change in leading international ag and food policies.
Criteria for nominations, which can be submitted via this form until Friday, July 14, 2023, are:
· Woman with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the ag and/or food industry;
· Woman who is a positive example to other women in the industry;
· Woman who breaks down barriers and serves as a resource for others; and
· Woman who consistently exemplifies professionalism.
There is no limit to the number of entries, and self-nominations are permissible. Up to three nominees will be chosen and each recipient will be invited to accept her award at the 2023 Women in Agribusiness Summit, which will take place in Nashville this year, September 26-28.
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About Women in Agribusiness
Women in Agribusiness is a business unit of HighQuest Partners, a global agribusiness consulting, events and media firm. The Women in Agribusiness initiative took root in 2012, and now includes WIA Membership, WIA Demeter Award of Excellence, Student Scholarships, WIA Career Connector, and the WIA Today blog. Learn more at womeninag.com.