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Meat Business Women Conference

29 days ago by

​On Wednesday 22nd May Lucy and Luan attended the Meat Business Women UK & Ireland Conference: The Power of Us.

Meat Business Women is an organisation dedicated to supporting and advancing the roles of women within the meat industry. Their vision is to create a more inclusive and diverse industry, by providing a platform for networking, professional development and mentorship. The organisation aims to address gender disparity and empower women by offering training programmes, workshops and events that highlight career opportunities and celebrate female leadership in the meat business. As a business, we're heavily involved in the food, fresh produce and agriculture industries so forming a relationship with Meat Business Women to promote the amazing work they're doing only seemed right.

The morning consisted of industry insights from leaders at the forefront of retail, food service and manufacturing. These included Steve Murrells, CEO of Hilton Food Group and Jane Treasure, Food & Beverage Director at Pizza Express. They shared key leadership lessons and how they've climbed the career ladder. It was then time for a panel session called 'The Power of Collective Change' which included people from outside of the industry sharing how change is achievable for a gender-equitable workplace through their experiences. Followed by another session titled 'Allyship in Action' which allowed the panel speakers to share their experiences as to how they've carved their path of empowerment to reach a leadership position, as well as how they've championed and supported gender inclusion in their industries.

After the networking lunch sponsored by MorePeople, delegates were introduced to Personal Impact coach Jodi Goldman. She discussed why women hold themselves back (and how to stop yourself from doing it); how to own your role as a female leader and the 5 steps to SHINE in your career.

Lucy comments;

“Another fantastic event from the incredible team at Meat Business Women. We heard from leaders across the industry on market updates, leadership insights, The Power of Collective Change and Allyship in Action. Change is achievable for our vision of a gender-equitable workplace and it was amazing to see the level of energy and enthusiasm from all corners of our industry to make that happen!”

Luan continues;

"It was a great inspirational day with MBW, hearing from an array of different leaders each with a great story and some top tips for the audience. I have certainly come away from the day feeling empowered.”

We would like to thank Meat Business Women for hosting such a valuable event and we look forward to attending the next one very soon!

You can find out more about Meat Business Women by visiting their website here