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Deadline extended to submit Demeter Award nominations (7.20.2017)

BOSTON, July 20, 2017 – The deadline to submit nominations for the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence, presented by HighQuest Group, has been extended to August 16.

The Demeter Award, which is given in three categories, recognizes companies and individuals (men and women) whose achievements further the Women in Agribusiness mission of attracting and advancing women in the ag and food sectors, and that exemplify the belief that nurturing gender diversity is in a company’s and the industry’s best interests. The annual presentation of these awards will be at the 2017 Women in Agribusiness Summit, which will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., September 26-28, at the Hyatt Regency.

Companies and individuals are invited to submit nominations in three categories:

• Leader of the Year: This category will recognize an individual who has worked to expand and diversify the offerings of the women’s initiatives within their company or the achievements of leaders and entrepreneurs who have made accomplishments of significance that further the mission of Women in Agribusiness. 

• Innovator of the Year: This category will recognize a woman who has demonstrated innovation in the initiation, development or launch of gender diversity programs and/or who has affected positive change in her company or in the industry with regard to women’s advancement. (Please note: nominees for this award should not hold executive positions within their companies.)

• Company/Organization of the Year: This award will recognize the achievements of a company that has initiated programs to support professional development, achievements and overall growth of women in the industry. 

Entry form and guidelines for submissions are available on the Women in Agribusiness website under Initiatives. There is no limit to the number of entries in each award category, though there will be only one award recipient in each category. When submitting nominations, any given individual can be nominated for only one category. A person or company may self-nominate. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, August 16.

Award recipients will be notified prior to being recognized at the sixth annual Women in Agribusiness Summit.

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About HighQuest Group

HighQuest Group, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., is a globally recognized strategic consulting, conference, and media company serving the agribusiness, grains, oilseed, food, and biofuels markets. www.highquestgroup.com

About Women in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Summit, now in its sixth year, has nurtured an agribusiness community where attendees express their opinions, learn from others and share best practices, all in support of women’s advancement. This year’s event will focus on the fact that success, regardless of one’s gender, is attainable the more one ‘Knows Their Business Better.’ The Summit will provide unparalleled networking opportunities with influential executives, spot-on professional development, and presentations on the latest trends, outlooks and innovations in ag. www.womeninag.com

 

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