The March 'Women in Food & Farming' virtual event highlighted just how much expertise was 'in the room' as discussions centred on complex issues surrounding Brexit, Covid and Carbon, and the urgent challenges they have created for the future of farming and food. Emily Norton, Director and Head of Rural Research at Savills, began the event with an update on key rural topics and policies.
Real-life examples shared by members revealed that none of the challenges facing the industry today are new, but that now really is the time to do something about them. 'Real disruption is coming' was the concluding message, and this will require new ways of thinking and a mindset of embracing change.
This was the fifth virtual event to be hosted on the Beanstalk.Global platform and you can catch up on all previous events below:
December 2020: Sharon Kennett - Speaking in Public with Confidence
January 2021: Jane Craigie - Rural Youth Project
With International Women's Day coming up next week, why not join the group and get involved in future discussions? It's free to join and members support each other with mentorship and advice, helping to generate networks of contacts that might be useful to you, whatever stage you are at in your career.