Moy Park boosts career opportunities for women
Chris Kirke, president, Moy Park.
Women working at Moy Park are to gain access to an industry-leading suite of career development tools and mentoring opportunities thanks to a new strategic partnership with Meat Business Women, a female-led group championing women in the global meat industry.
As a sponsor and strategic partner, Moy Park will get priority access to Meat Business Women’s programme of events, networking opportunities and mentorship schemes. It will also provide expertise and input into the group’s strategic direction and support its wider mission of raising the profile of women in the meat industry.
“I feel there is a natural affinity between Meat Business Women and Moy Park,” said Chris Kirke, president, Moy Park. “We share the common desire to encourage and nurture female talent throughout our organisation and across the sector, supporting development with great opportunities, to drive genuine progression across the industry.
“Our team has enjoyed being early participants to help lead MBW, proactively contributing to developing the image, culture, and landscape of the meat industry to make it more attractive to female talent as a chosen career.
“We have outstanding, talented women in key roles throughout Moy Park and I want to encourage more. I am immensely proud to work together with MBW and our industry peers to demonstrate the meat industry is forward thinking, relevant and a fantastic industry to be part of.”
Laura Ryan, chair of Meat Business Women, said: “We are delighted to welcome Moy Park as one of our strategic partners and look forward to working even more closely with its brilliant team. We know from speaking to hundreds of women in the global meat industry that networking and mentoring can make a huge difference to women’s career paths. It’s fantastic that Moy Park is investing proactively in the development of female talent and giving women throughout the business the tools they need to succeed.”
Earlier this year, a report commissioned by Meat Business Women revealed that women make up just 36% of the meat industry’s global workforce and hold just 5% of chief executive roles. Meat Business Women is changing this by raising the profile of women in the global meat industry and connecting female talent through networking and mentoring opportunities as well as conferences and awards.
Meat Business Women is the global professional networking group for women working in the meat industry. Assuring the sustainability of the meat sector by attracting and retaining the best possible talent, its mission is to inspire, network and grow the female talent within the meat industry.
To learn more about Meat Business Women, visit meatbusinesswomen.org