Recent studies have highlighted the positive impact of diversity and inclusivity on business performance, with a recent survey by McKinsey* showing firms with a more diverse executive team and board are more likely to see better than average profits. This shows that the agri-food industry must act to understand the scale of inequality and for companies to boost diversity and inclusion to maximise results.
AgriBriefing’s Group Events Director Elisabeth Mork-Eidem said: “The mission of Women in Food and Agriculture is to make a measurable positive impact on gender diversity across the global food and agricultural industry. This annual survey in partnership with Alltech plays a crucial role in tracking how the industry is doing in driving diversity and inclusivity.”
“In order to achieve a Planet of PlentyTM, it is more important than ever for the agri-food industry to perform at its full potential.” Said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “Human ingenuity is our Earth’s most valuable resource, and a diverse workforce is essential to building a more sustainable future. We are excited to once again partner with AgriBriefing in supporting a more equitable environment for women.”
The survey, available in six languages, will also take a deep dive into sexism in the workplace, career progression, opportunities for young people and impacts on mental health.
Results will be announced in a full report in January 2021 with some preliminary findings presented at the Women in Food and Agriculture Digital Festival which takes place on Tuesday December 8 and Wednesday December 9, 2020.
Take part in the survey here.