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October 20, 2017

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Gender Wage Gap. With the current rate of change staying equal, the World Economic Forum estimates the global gender wage gap won’t be closed for another 170 years. No one has ever accused me of being patient but I don’t think I’m a...

October 17, 2017

Is it 85 cents that women make compared to every dollar men make? Or is it 79 cents? Is that for full time work? What about education and hours worked?  

Understanding the gender wage gap can sometimes feel like you need an advanced degree in economics. Combine tha...

September 19, 2017

In general, many people who know me would likely say that I can hold my own at a networking event, That being said,  I do find that it can take me a while to settle in and get comfortable, especially in a new group. Believe it or not I have even left events early when...

July 11, 2017

Many women choose to use “farmer’s wife” to describe themselves, their lifestyle and often their additional responsibilities. But what’s the difference between a farmer’s wife and a farmer? If these women have farming responsibilities, why aren’t they farmers?

Interesti...

May 4, 2017

Do you love reading AWN's industry and producer profiles? You can help us out!

AWN is committed to sharing the stories and experiences of the women in our industry. By sharing the stories of the women who are committed to bettering our industry, we will demonstrate that...

January 15, 2017

AWNWinter WarmUp 2017 has provided a great deal of food for thought on Personal & Professional Development.  There has been a dynamic flow of conversation around the experiences of “learning”.  One cannot help but notice the abundance of support people have expressed f...

September 14, 2016

True stories about women in agriculture and their experiences with sexism, discrimination and just plain rudeness.

Late in August, our fearless Chair was asked to present to Pioneer regarding the role of women in agriculture and wanted to get some examples of unconsciou...

May 25, 2016

This post is the first in a series of 3 member profile highlighting Western Canadian Women. Thank you to Jesse Williams for putting this beautiful series together highlighting ranching women in western Canada. If you liked these posts, please check out Jesse's personal...

March 31, 2016

A collaborative post by
the members of AWN

Embark, embrace, empathy, empower!  Those are definitely words that represent the Ag Women’s Network.  In the fall of 2013, a group of young women interested in agriculture met around a dinner table and discussed their futures...

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