Women in Food and Agriculture are delighted to announce the creation of our first mentorship scheme.
In last year’s WFA survey which had more than 2,500 respondents from the global food and ag industry, 75% of women said our industry’s lack of mentors was a significant barrier to progression.
The majority of mentors we currently see in our industry traditionally tend to be senior people from the same organisation as the person being mentored. While these programmes can have really positive outcomes, this does not meet the needs of everyone in our sector.
To tackle this, WFA is launching our Mentorship scheme. We are looking for women who want a mentor and people of all genders to act as mentors to help support the next generation of leaders in our industry.