21 Jan 2022
by Meat Business Women

Industry backing for Meat Business Women continues to grow

Seven new industry partnerships announced for 2022.

Meat Business Women works with a range of organisations across the industry including major meat processors, suppliers and trade bodies.

The recent additions will take the total number of corporate partnerships with Meat Business Women to thirty-two.

Avara Foods, Kerry Group, UKG and JBS Australia have committed to improving the image, culture and landscape of the meat industry for female employees with a two year MBW strategic partnership with the organisation.

As part of their partnership, they will benefit from individual memberships for their workforce, access to personal development resources, mentoring and use of MBW within their CSR and gender pay reporting.

Finnebrogue, Amcor and Sealed Air have confirmed a year long UK & Ireland partnership with Meat Business Women.

Laura Ryan, Founder and Chair of Meat Business Women says, "I’m delighted that our community continues to grow at such pace, it’s testament to the passion and drive the sector has to attract and retain female talent. The meat industry is a fantastic destination for talent, offering an amazing range of roles and opportunities. We look forward to championing our sector with our partners."

New partners will be invited to attend the Meat Business Women conference ‘The Challenge of Change’ on May, 18 2022 at Natwest HQ, Bishopsgate, London for the opportunity to network with other senior leaders in the meat industry.

Anyone who works across the meat and food industry is welcome to attend the conference either in-person for the full day, or by joining the morning session virtually.

The first wave of keynote speakers has already been announced for the conference and include Karen O’Connor, Head of MFP at Sainsburys, Beth Hart, VP Supply Chain and Brand Trust at McDonalds and Minette Batters, President of the NFU who will address delegates on the reality of change for the meat sector.

Coaching expert and mentor Carol Glover who works with senior and emerging leaders will lead an afternoon session exploring leadership mindset for change.

Delegates will hear from leading experts on the changes in the meat sector, external industry leaders on how they deal with change both professionally and personally, how life stages can impact our approach to change and finally workshop what it means for them via dedicated development sessions.