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Nominations now accepted for WIA Demeter Award of Excellence

TOPSFIELD, Mass. | Nomination submissions are now being accepted for the 2024 Women in Agribusiness (WIA) Demeter Award of Excellence. Deadline for submission is Friday, June 14.

For more than a decade, the WIA Demeter Award of Excellence has been highlighting women who have excelled in the sector, exhibiting superior performance in their field and/or demonstrating an outstanding contribution to agribusiness. Up to three recipients are selected each year and invited to attend – with complimentary registration – the annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, which will take place this year in Denver, Colorado, September 24-26. There, Demeter Award recipients will be recognized on-stage and presented with the award.

Past recipients have been chosen for accomplishments such as: establishing a woman’s network with the goal of advancing women (Meshea Brodie, manager at Bayer CropScience – 2013); transforming the largest farmer co-operative in the UK from operating at a huge loss to ending with an $8 million profit, and a $30 million increase in revenue (Christine Tacon, groceries code adjudicator, UK Regulator – 2018); and, launching accelerators to commercialize early-stage ag technologies and supporting women in their entrepreneurial pursuits (Karen LeVert, venture partner, Pappas Capital – 2022). See all past recipients here.

Criteria to consider when submitting a nomination are:

· A minimum of 10 years of experience in the agriculture and/or food industry.

· Notable professional achievements.

· An inspiring role model for other women in the industry.

· Actively dismantles barriers, fosters opportunities, and acts as a valuable resource for others.

· Consistently exemplifies professionalism.

Note that there is no limit to the number of entries, and self-nominations are permissible. Use this form for submissions.

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About Women in Agribusiness

Women in Agribusiness (WIA) seeks to grow a professional community of women in agribusiness as they learn from one another, develop their careers and build beneficial relationships in the sector. WIA took root in 2012, and now includes WIA Membership, WIA Demeter Award of Excellence, Student Scholarships, WIA Career Connector, and the WIA Today blog. Learn more at


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