ABOUT

THE AWN TEAM

WHAT IS THE AWN?

CULTIVATING AND CONNECTING LEADERS 
THROUGH THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

Formed in 2013, the Ag Women’s Network (AWN) is passionately focused on cultivating and connecting leaders through the empowerment of women.

From flowers to field crops, hops to hogs, pulses to poultry, and canola to cows, our more than 2000 members are farmers and professionals who believe in an inclusive agriculture industry which celebrates diversity and allows individuals to reach their full potential.

 

This vision is critical for the agriculture and agri-food industry to attract and retain top talent with the skills required to advance the industry. In order to achieve this goal, we provide a forum for members to share their experiences and learn from one another, thereby fostering relationships and empowering women to push themselves further.

 

In addition to participation in social media conversations, online discussions and virtual events, members can also contribute to the leadership of the Ag Women’s Network. As a volunteer-led network, we encourage members to participate in a variety of ways. This allows members to develop their own skills while also contributing to the network’s success.

 

OUR VALUES

  • Camaraderie

  • Inclusion

  • Accessibility

  • Connection

  • Confidentiality

  • Constructive Dialogue

OUTCOMES

  • Members will have a wider network and more connections to support their personal growth.

  • Members will have the ability to share knowledge, learn and develop needed skills.

  • Members and supporters will understand how and be better equipped to serve as more inclusive leaders.

TOPICS & THEMES

  • Inclusion & diversity

  • Mental health & wellbeing

  • Leadership

  • Board governance

  • Unconscious bias

  • Rural child care

  • Productivity tools

  • Celebrating success

MEDIA COVERAGE

"Growing Skills Through Mentorship" by Lauren Arva. Published in Better Farming, December 2018, page 37.

"All aboard: Female representation in ag leadership" by Kaitlynne Anderson. Published in Better Farming, April 2018, page 22.

"Mentorship program launches". Published in Better Farming, November 2017, page 10. 

'Where's your husband?': Women in farming still fighting against old boys' club" by Janet Davison. CBC.ca, December 11, 2016.

“The Perspectives Potluck” by Farm Boy Productions. Jen Christie talks about the seed which grew into the Ag Women’s Network.

“Agriculture’s Glass Ceiling” by Helen Lammers-Helps. Published in Country Guide, September 2015, page 58.

Passion is the fuel for new Ag Women’s Network” by Owen Roberts. Published on RealAgriculture.com, September 8, 2015.

"Ag Women's Network Launches New Brand and Structure"  By RealAgriculture News Team , March 30th 2016 

"Ag Women's Network Evolving To Meet Growing Demand." By Ray Baynton, April 4th 2016 

"Momentum and growth sparks re-launch of Ag Women's Network", By Owen Roberts, March 29th, 2016 

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