NCGA Women and Mentors Program Holds First-Ever Conference


The National Corn Growers Association recently hosted the first-ever in-person meeting of the Women and Mentors program. The 15 attendees learned skills through the retreat to help them make an impact on not only the agricultural industry but also in their other endeavors. Sponsored by Bayer and Syngenta, the retreat allowed attendees to network and be supported by other female industry leaders to inspire and empower them.

The conference also helped the attendees, who met virtually for three sessions prior to last week, gain a network of individuals invested in seeing more women in leadership roles within agriculture, and to become a mentor or a mentee at the conclusion of the conference.

The group will continue the program with quarterly virtual calls on leadership topics, and plan to continue with an in-person session annually, increasing the size of this network as we encourage up-and-coming female leaders to take the next steps in their leadership journeys.