More executives join lineup at Women in Agribusiness Summit

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, Oct. 22-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn.

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.
  • 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: "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.

"We are excited to have such a wealth of knowledgeable and experienced leaders participating in this year's sessions," says 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.



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