NEW in 2023: Petfood Forum is launching a program to facilitate development and professional advancement for women in the pet food manufacturing community.
Women in Petfood Leadership will bring together likeminded professional women in pet food to build a community and interact by offering opportunities for networking, career planning, leadership development and professional support. This program is open to all women, and men, who support the principles of cooperation, education, mentoring, and encouragement for women to grow professionally throughout the pet food industry.
This new initiative is made possible by several leading women in the pet food manufacturing industry. Thank you to committee members Jennifer Igou with Camlin, Gail Kuhlman with MARS Petcare, Leah Lambrakis with Simmons Pet Food, Betty McPhee with IQI Petfood, and Laura Moran with BarkBox for your support!
Women in Petfood Leadership Lunch N’ Learn at Petfood Forum 2023
Join us for networking, mentorship and a presentation by keynote speaker Mary Kelly on Wednesday, May 3 from 12-1 pm in the Future of Petfood Pavilion in the Petfood Forum exhibit hall.
>> This event is at capacity. Interested in future Women in Petfood Leadership events? Take the short survey to tell us!
The workplace is changing. Be A.R.M.E.D for the future!
More than 50% of today’s workforce are millennials and 10,000 boomers are retiring each day. There are 6 million job vacancies in the US. Team leaders are navigating the new ways of the workplace including remote work, lower unemployment, less direct communication and lack of employee engagement. So how can we step up our leadership in this new work-world?
During the Lunch N’ Learn presentation, Mary Kelly shares tips to:
- Attract the next generation of leaders and clients
- Recruit/Retain the right people
- Mentor/Manage emerging leaders
- Evolve our thinking to be more strategic
- Develop talent (and YOUR leadership skills) for future success
And to help you balance both leadership and personal success, Mary will discuss goal setting for happiness at work and creating your dream career. You’ll take away valuable information materials that will enable you to put these ideas into practice immediately.
Lunch N’ Learn agenda:
- 12 pm – Grab your lunch and head to the Future of Petfood Pavilion
- 12-12:20 pm – Network with your peers over lunch
- 12:20-12:25 pm – Introduction and brief overview of the groups purpose and goals moving forward
- 12:25-12:45 – Presentation: Be A.R.M.E.D for the changing workplace by Mary Kelly
- 12:50 pm – Closing remarks and next steps
Future Women in Petfood Leadership events
Tell us your needs for developing women leaders within your organization! Take the short survey >>
Your input will help us design events that are valuable, timely and relevant for women involved in the pet food and treat industry.