The group aims to provide women in agriculture technology with a platform to connect, engage, and build a community. Those who are interested are encouraged to complete the online interest form here.
Women are currently underrepresented in the ag tech industry, as is the case in many other technology-related fields.
However, the number of women in ag tech is growing, and many organizations and initiatives have emerged to support and advance women in this industry.
Despite these efforts, there is still much work to be done to achieve gender parity in the ag tech industry. Women still face many of the same challenges as in other technology fields, including unconscious bias, lack of representation in leadership roles, and pay inequality.
Women in Ag Tech is a crucial initiative for advancing and advocating for women in ag tech. The developments related to Agriculture 4.0 and ongoing expansion of digital agriculture make the initiative particularly timely.
The priorities for Women in Ag Tech include:
Advocate for women and others whose influence is not fully recognized or are underrepresented in the ag tech industry.
Raise awareness and participate in outreach activities.
Actively mentor and encourage future women in ag tech.
Build an active community for women in ag tech.
Align and collaborate with professionals and organizations in allied industries.
Women in Ag Tech will hold its first official meeting at Tech Hub LIVE on July 24th from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown. Those who are interested are encouraged to complete the online interest form, which will help further shape the initiative, identify challenges and expectations, and provide insight into whether they would want to meet up in person at Tech Hub LIVE this summer.
Tech Hub LIVE is the premier event advancing tech-enabled agriculture. Powered by the CropLife Media Group, the nation’s leading voice for the ag retail industry, in collaboration with the Global Ag Tech Initiative and AgriBusiness Global brands, Tech Hub LIVE is the must-attend event for those developing and deploying the latest ag technologies to advance agribusiness.
For more information, search #TecHubLIVE on social media or visit techhublive.com.