OCTOBER 2018 – With the central theme “2030 – The Future now in Practice”, the 3rd National Meeting of Women in the Agribusiness was held on October 23 and 24 in São Paulo city, SP at the Transamérica Expo Center.
With its own stand especially designed to welcome women who work in agriculture, Jacto was one of the supporters of the event which discussed themes such as big data, weather forecast, nanotechnology, agroenergy and several other ones during the meeting.
Besides current themes relevant to today’s scenario, the increasing participation of women at each edition and the ever-growing presence of young women called the attention of Alessandra Folador, a Jacto’s customer from Unaí, MG and who in charge of business in Bom Jesus farm.
“I think both the approach chosen, the interesting and pertinent issues and the participation and manifestations are great. They show the need for mutual help, some aid in face this scenario. It is the second time I participate in the meeting and the increase in the audience is clear – there are almost 1,500 women in this third edition. This shows the need to join forces as there still is prejudice towards accepting female leadership in the agribusiness both in our regions and among urban population who is not present in the agriculture.
The ideas discussed here help making our day-to-day, our way of working easier. I was happy to see the strong presence of young women participating as managers or preparing to take over and working in this area”, said Alessandra. She also said she is a great motivator and promoter of women in management and leadership positions.
“We have to use the already opened and established paths. Nobody will reinvent the wheel. We need to evolve and grow. Women excel when they overcome traditions and feelings society imposes, and take over the management of their businesses”, stresses Alessandra.
For Fabiana Baldissera, from Capão Bonito, SP, highlights of the meeting were inspiring stories and examples of women.
“The meeting was very productive with inspiring women’s stories who did not use to work in this area, but who needed to take part in the family succession, who engaged and believe themselves. This was the highlight for me. This is the first time I’ve attend the event it was productive to understand this other side of the agribusiness and not just stay in the farm, to learn what the work is like, be in charge of management, meet people, and exchange experiences”, assesses Fabiana, who works in the finance area in a family farm.