USPOULTRY’s 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference, developed by a team of professional women in various levels of management with diverse responsibilities, will address the leadership, management and communication skills necessary for professional growth and provide encouragement for women in all career stages to reach their full potential. Attendees can anticipate a range of valuable programming uniquely suited to the leadership development needs of women in the poultry and egg industry, including investing in professional growth, setting boundaries and more. This year’s conference will be held Aug. 18-19 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.
“Committing to your professional development and setting boundaries is crucial to career success,” said Rosa Cordero, director food safety and quality, pet products for Perdue Farms, and program planning committee chairperson. “The skills and strategies offered at this conference are very applicable to women leaders in our industry, and attendees can expect to return home with a new sense of empowerment in their careers.”
Session topics include Profiles of Women Leaders: a Seasoned Professional’s Perspective and a Young Professional’s Perspective; Stress Management / Setting Boundaries…Knowing When to Say No; Successful Team Building / Mentorship; Setting the Tone as a Leader…Fix Your Face; Situational Leadership…Leading with Empathy; and Leadership: An Action, A Verb, A Choice.
The 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference planning committee includes Rosa Cordero, Perdue Farms, and program planning committee chairperson; Emily Crawford, Cobb-Vantress, Inc.; Valerie Dahlke, Wayne Farms, LLC; Teresa Dunlap, Amick Farms, LLC; Ashley Hall, Pilgrim’s; Janelle Heesch, Pilgrim’s; Gracie Heinen, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Lisa Noffsinger, Mississippi State University; and Shonna Smith, Tyson Foods, Inc.