Stephanie May has been in the workforce for five years and has shown she is not afraid to make career changes. Her experiences showcase the importance of adaption and taking advantage of opportunities (as different and alternative as they may be). Through embracing these opportunities, she has redefined her personal and professional happiness. Stephanie now works with South Central Ontario Region Food Hub project that connects farm products directly with schools, hospitals an
Search Google images for pictures of 'Board of Directors' and what do you find? Chances are that the even the most progressive picture will only have 1/3 of the members will be rocking long hair and a solid pantsuit. If you look at pictures of Agriculture board in Canada, the results are eerily similar. Whether you want to be on a board or think that quotas are the way to achieve it, we can all agreed that it is important for the agriculture to increase gender diversity on B
'People don't know they are leaders' Where does leadership come from? That is the question leadership guru Seth Godin put forward to participants of a three hour intense online workshop on leadership. Jen Christie and I participated February 18th, and it was a fascinating experience. There were 771 participants from nineteen different time zones, in varied industries and leadership levels. What made this workshop truly unique was it was run through a program called Slack.
How one workingwoman said goodbye to the office and hello to the family farm “I wasn’t laughing anymore,” Barb Keith says when asked why she left a 13-year position with the government to work full-time on the family farm. Barb, like many women in the farming sector, held a job in the city while her husband Donald Badour was responsible for the daily operation of their cow-calf and cash crop farm in Lanark County. For more than a decade, Barb would spend three hours of her da
In honour of the Grammys last night, we thought we'd share our ultimate playlist inspired and created by women working in the agriculture industry. Forget helpless, heartbroken honeys pining away for their cowboys, this playlist is for women hauling feedbags, pulling calves, and working fields well into the night. It's also for all the women who support those working to put food on our tables. We think women in agriculture rock, and do does this playlist! What songs would you
Andrea De Groot lives in Stratford, ON with her husband and four kids. Her career is in agriculture finance, but she also plays a key role in their sow and crop operations. In her career with both Farm Credit Canada and RBC she has made many moves to advance herself, while also trying to establish more balance between career, family and farm needs. If you’re interested in connecting with Andrea, contact her via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/andrea.degroot.90) To start of
AWN wants you! The AWN Leadership Team are looking for passionate and energetic individuals who want to get involved! We are recruiting for help for a variety of different roles within the AWN community listed below. Time commitment may vary for different roles. Please email email@example.com with any questions. Action Teams Time commitment for the various actions teams may vary and we welcome newcomers as well as more experienced individuals! This is a great opportu