OMAHA, Nebraska (March 31, 2023) – Women working in agribusiness who aspire to develop in their careers are eligible to attend a free, virtual conference hosted by Scoular’s women focused employee resource group, Scoular Women Influencing Culture, or SWIC.
SWIC is hosting and creating the live conference and relationship building opportunity, which will feature several industry leading experts and speakers. The event will take place on Sept. 8, with registration opening on June 1.
The announcement comes as Scoular wraps up its recognition of Women’s History Month, where SWIC led a number of development and educational events for employees and recognition opportunities for women leading at Scoular. A few of the elements driven by SWIC included speed networking for Scoular’s women employees, an all-employee fireside chat with Michigan State Volleyball Coach Leah Johnson, virtual coffees with women leading at Scoular focused on advice about key development topics, contributions to programs that support women focused non-profits and women-owned businesses, and more.
Megan Belcher, SWIC’s executive sponsor, notes that programs like SWIC’s Perennial Leadership Symposium for Women in Agriculture are needed because although women are graduating in near parity with men from relevant collegiate or other training programs in many relevant fields, they are not reaching leadership levels in agribusiness in the same numbers, with the percentage of women in leadership shrinking at each next incremental level.
“Scoular is not only interested in being the employer of choice for high talent women in agribusiness, we are equally interested in lifting up all women in agriculture,” said Belcher, Scoular’s Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer. “Leadership at Scoular understands that there is a significant opportunity to bring low cost, geographically accessible development opportunities to women in agriculture to help mitigate unconscious biases and narrow the representation gap, while also bringing our resources to bear to reduce or eliminate other potential hurdles. What better way to do that than to leverage our talent, our resources, and our networks to offer women in ag real and actionable development insights and tools as they dream a bigger dream for themselves, no matter where they work.”
How to register: Follow Scoular on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for registration information, which will be posted on June 1. For women interested in joining Scoular’s Perennial Leadership Symposium for Women in Agriculture’s dedicated email list to receive a direct email when registration opens, please sign up here.
Scoular is an employee-owned, over $9B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing 1,400 people in more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers and manufacturers of animal feed, aquafeed and pet food as well as food, beverages and supplements. Scoular ranks 48th on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies.