07 Mar 2024
by Meat Business Women

The Midfield Group Partners with Meat Business Women

New Strategic partnership with The Midfield Group

Meat Business Women are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with The Midfield Group, a pioneer in the Australian meat processing industry. This collaboration is a testament to our shared commitment to empower women in the meat industry, opening doors to a wealth of professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities for the women at The Midfield Group.

This initiative has been passionately supported by Stacey McKenna, Australian Chair of Meat Business Women and a dedicated member of the Midfield Group team, embodying our mutual dedication to enhancing women's careers in the industry.

Established in 1975 and headquartered in Warrnambool, Victoria, The Midfield Group has long stood for excellence, quality, and sustainability in the meat industry. This new partnership not only continues this legacy but strengthens our collective efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace for all women.

Dean McKenna, General Manager at The Midfield Group, perfectly captures the essence of our partnership, saying, "The Midfield Group is excited to partner with Meat Business Women. Empowering women in business isn’t just a goal – it’s a fundamental part of our success story. By championing women in our organisation, we not only drive innovation and growth but also create a more inclusive and prosperous future for all." Dean's words reflect a shared vision for a more inclusive industry where women's achievements and contributions are celebrated and nurtured.

Laura Ryan, Global Chair of Meat Business Women, welcomes this partnership expressing, "We are delighted to welcome The Midfield Group as one of our strategic partners and look forward to working even more closely with its brilliant team. Networking and mentoring can make a huge difference to women’s career paths. It’s fantastic that The Midfield Group is investing proactively in the development of female talent, providing the tools they need to succeed."

Our mission, reinforced by our 2023 global report on Gender Representation in the Meat Industry, reveals a critical need for action: only 33.5% of the global meat industry’s workforce are women and a mere 8% hold chief executive roles. Developed in collaboration with the United Nations to support Sustainable Development Goal 5, this research underscores the urgency of gender equality and inclusion as essential for the industry's future. As a UN-recognised network, Meat Business Women is committed to elevating women's profiles, connecting talents through networking and mentoring, and advocating for an equitable sector where every woman's potential is acknowledged and nurtured.

Our partnership with The Midfield Group signifies more than just a shared goal; it represents our commitment to dismantling barriers and empowering women to reach their full potential within the meat industry. By focusing on key initiatives such as altering perceptions, championing inclusion, and showcasing female role models, we're paving the way for meaningful progress and gender equality.

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