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Executives from General Mills and The Mosaic Company join speakers’ lineup at Women in Agribusiness Summit

BOSTON (8/13/13) – Several new speakers from key companies will join keynote speaker Beth Ford, executive vice president from Land O’Lakes, as presenters at the second annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, October 22-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn.

These new speakers include:

Susan Kujava, director, Industry Relations, Bakeries & Foodservice for General Mills, Inc., a company that was on Working Mother Magazine’s "Best Places to Work for Multicultural Women," and "Best Place to Work for Working Mothers" lists.  Kujava, who leads sustainability and diversity initiatives within her division, including being the chair of the Women In Industry network, will speak on the “Transforming the Workplace” panel. Kujava is an active member of IFMA, IFDA, NACS, ADA, HFM, SNA and NACUFS, where she serves on the Industry Advisory Board.

Barbara Kula, vice president, commercial from The Mosaic Company, will sit on the “Current Trends in Science, Technology” panel. Kula’s current role at Mosaic focuses on integrated business planning, customer service and market-to-cash functions.

→ Professional Development Coach Beryl Loeb of The Loeb Group will lead two of the compelling break-out sessions at the event: "Distinguishing Yourself in Business Conversations” and "Solving the Right Problem.” For nearly a decade, Loeb has been helping business executives boost their communication, leadership and client service skills, accelerating growth and transforming businesses through targeted skill building.

Shauna Sadowski, director of sustainability at Annie’s, Inc., will speak on the “GMO Labeling” panel. Sadowski is responsible for the company’s sustainability strategy, including reporting, education, and supply chain impacts, with emphasis on food and farming programs. She serves on the advisory boards of the Sustainable Food Trade Association and the Sustainable Food Lab.

“We are excited to have such a wealth of knowledgeable and experienced leaders participating in this year’s sessions,” said Joy O’Shaughnessy, director of the summit. “The valuable and dynamic learning opportunities will be phenomenal for attendees from all experience levels.”

The Women in Agribusiness Summit provides an interactive platform for women to discuss their unique experiences within the industry and hear from women leaders regarding industry trends and current topics. The two-day conference, hosted by global food and agribusiness consultancy HighQuest Partners, is expected to attract nearly 450 attendees and is brimming with content tailored to this specialized audience.  Visit www.womeninag.com for more information.

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