Avara Foods has agreed a new strategic partnership with Meat Business Women, the female-led group that champions women in the global meat industry.
As a sponsor and strategic partner, Avara 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.
Andy Dawkins, CEO at Avara, said: “Our strategic partnership with Meat Business Women will play an important part in ensuring we are a business where everyone can be the best version of themselves”
Laura Ryan, chair of Meat Business Women, said: “We are delighted to welcome Avara Foods 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 Avara 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 aims to change 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. As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Avara has already set an aspiration for women to make up 40% of its senior management team by 2025.