19 Apr 2024
by Meat Business Women

Open Masterclass: The Power of Mentoring

If mentoring is something that you've had your sights on for a while, this masterclass is for you!

We talk a lot about the power of having a mentor, it can be crucial to career development and progression. Women who become a mentor are six time more likely to get a promotion!

  • But where do you start as a mentor or mentee?
  • How do you set goals for yourself, and how do you keep track of them?
  • How do you get the best from your mentor relationship?

We're joined by Meat Business Women mentor Michelle White and mentee Charlotte McCready plus Chris Murray, Director at PLD Mentoring, the provider of our mentoring platform who is here to answer those questions (and more!) 

Hear from our mentors and mentees journey, how they set goals, what they enjoyed (and didn't!) about the experience and put your questions to them.

Whether you're new to mentoring, or have been registered on the Meat Business Women mentoring portal for a while, but haven't quite got round to putting it into action yet, this will be your one stop shop to support you and help you to get going!

This masterclass is open to all members and non-members.

Our Speakers:

Charlotte McCready, Category Executive , ABP UK

Charlotte joined ABP UK through the Commercial Graduate Scheme in August 2021, after graduating Harper Adams University with a First-Class Honours in Food Manufacturing with Marketing earlier that year.

Since joining ABP, Charlotte has worked in all areas of the business, from the lairage and abattoir to retail packing, working in four different ABP sites in the first 18 months. This breadth of experience has assisted Charlotte in growing her confidence and identity within the meat industry.

Working alongside a strong cross functional team, Charlotte leads the data and trend analysis for a key customer of ABP. Charlotte is also a site representative for the ‘ABP She’ programme, striving for inclusivity within the working environment and focusing on creating an open and trusting work space.

Chris Murray, Director, PLD Mentoring

I am a Co-founder and director of Perform Learn Develop Ltd (PLD). PLD provides mentoring and coaching platforms for lots of different organisations, whether they be companies, professional bodies or charities. PLD has operated for just over 12 years now, helping to create thousands of successful mentoring relationships.

Michelle White, Head of Marketing, Dawn Meats Group

Michelle White MCIM has been with the Dawn Meats Group since 1998. An Economics graduate from the University of Essex, Michelle completed a 2-year Management programme with Tesco prior to joining Dawn Meats as an Account Executive. From there she climbed the ranks and took responsibility for the Asda account before moving into a Marketing role in 2010. Following the joint venture with Dunbia in 2017, Michelle was appointed Group Head of Marketing responsible for delivering corporate branding, internal and external communications, events and product branding.

With key involvement in industry, including membership of marketing and reputation advisory groups for AHDB, QMS and Global Meat Alliance, Michelle has been a Chartered Marketer since 2012. A member of the Millennial Dawn Meats Management Programme and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers, Michelle is married with 2 very socially active children and uses the little spare time she has playing competitive netball and reading trashy novels