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Beanstalk Global - Max MacGillivray EPISODE 63, 7th September 2021
Women in Food & Farming September Broadcast - What have we learned in our ways of working from the COVID pandemic?
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Women in Food & Farming September Broadcast - What have we learned in our ways of working from the COVID pandemic?

“Women in Food and Farming” is a group of professional women in food, agriculture and the land-based industries at all stages of their careers, who get together to discuss business issues, support each other via mentorship and advice, and help generate networks of contacts that might be useful to themselves and their businesses.

Founded in 2011 by Christine Tacon CBE, the group started back in 2011 with just five women and has now grown to over 500 members. Christine is known to many as the first Grocery Code Adjudicator and head of the Co-op’s farming business, she has just been appointed Chair of Assured Food Standards which operates the Red Tractor Assurance scheme amongst other roles.

Beanstalk is very proud to offer our extensive platforms to allow Women in Food and Farming to continue their conversation and debate and to encourage new members ongoing to join them, be that on a virtual Broadcast basis.

In these current strange times, Beanstalk is very proud to offer our extensive platforms to allow Women in Food and Farming to continue their conversation and debate and to encourage new members ongoing to join them, be that on a virtual Broadcast basis.

The emergence of Covid-19 dramatically changed life and business as we knew it. Yet, despite all of the challenges, worry and fear that have accompanied this global health crisis, many professionals gleaned valuable insights over the past 18 months.

This is especially true in the Farming and Food sectors, which had to quickly adapt to sharing information about the ever-changing pandemic and adjust their businesses to suit. What have we learned most?

Perhaps:

  • Kindness and compassion matter most.
  • Teams need a shared sense of purpose.
  • There’s no such thing as ‘Normal’.
  • Flexibility and transparency lead to productivity.
  • Being flexible and adaptive is key.
  • We are all deeply interconnected.
  • There is always a way to move forward.
  • Every business needs an online brand.
  • In-Person Interactions Are Crucial.
  • Strong communication is essential.