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FEATURE: GROWING WOMEN'S ROLE IN AGRIBUSINESS

The summit has since grown, attracting more
than 800 attendees to its 2019 event, and expanded
to include meet ups throughout the year, an awards
program, a quarterly magazine, a career board and a
European summit this year.
"It's all about building community and support,"
O'Shaughnessy said. "Once you leave college, conferences become one of the key places for continuing
education. When women don't come to a conference,
they're missing out. The best way to support advancement of women is to make sure they are up-to-date on
the latest trends and solutions.
"At the same time, there's the motivation and encouragement that comes from seeing the expertise of
other women in the industry."
The conferences stick mostly to topics related to agriculture, and the issues people in the industry need to
know about, O'Shaughnessy said. Summit organizers
work hard to have predominantly female speakers.
"We invite male speakers when we feel the topic is
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Companies often fall into ruts where they have the

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same people attend all the conferences, and the same
people speak at the events, oftentimes men.
"I've heard from companies who tell me they are
making sure they have female representatives who
can speak expertly," O'Shaughnessy said. "A lot of
the women who speak at Women in Agribusiness
wouldn't be invited to other events because they're
not part of the system. We're helping spread the
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O'Shaughnessy said. There's no preening or posturing.
People are just engaged, supportive and making critical
connections, she said.
"People have found new jobs from connections
they've made," she said. "We've introduced ag students to people who would hire them. We've connected
people with mentors who helped with careers. The networking here is like nothing else. When you get women who are jazzed about what they do, it just creates an
environment that is dynamic and engaging."
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From the Editor - Narrowing the gender gap in agribusiness
Calendar of Events
IAOM plans annual conference and expo in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
News Review
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Focus on Saudi Arabia
Technical Profile - Flatbread: A favorite in Saudi Arabia
Feature - Growing women's role in agribusiness
Feed Quarterly
GEAPS: Event is March 21-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
GEAPS Product Showcase
Supplier News
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World Grain - February 2020 - IAOM plans annual conference and expo in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
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