Women in Business is excited to announce the beginning of another key partnership this year, with leading agricultural organisation Ulster Farmers’ Union.
Ulster Farmers’ Union is the largest democratic voluntary organisation representing farmers and growers in Northern Ireland. Women in Business is excited to work in collaboration with them, and their members, to support and promote business diversity and growth, regardless of gender.
This new partnership will provide female members of the Ulster Farmers’ Union with the opportunity to benefit from and attend a wide range of exclusive events and workshops and avail from various other invaluable services that are continuously provided by Women in Business.
Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI is excited about the new partnership and says, “The Ulster Farmers’ Union have a very clear and positive mission statement: ‘To serve its members by promoting and supporting a vibrant and sustainable rural economy where agriculture is secure and pivotal to its future.’ This strong mission statement resonates with Women in Business as we too work relentlessly to build a sustainable, more diverse economy that will enable the members within our business community to reach their maximum potential.
“We are very excited to partner with UFU and look forward to working with them and to making a difference on the promotion of gender equality in workplaces and businesses throughout Northern Ireland.”
Commenting on the new partnership UFU deputy president, Victor Chestnutt said, “In Northern Ireland we have a unique farm family structure. In the majority of these operations women play a pivotal and imperative role in not only the day to day operation of the farm business, but in other important tasks which often go unnoticed. It is important that we take the time to recognise, celebrate and appreciate their contribution. Creating links with WIB will provide female members with the opportunity to grow their businesses and careers further. This exciting new partnership with WIB is just one of many activities and events that the UFU have planned during 2019.”
Women in Business has nearly 3,000 members across all sectors from sole traders to Chief Executives, from senior managers to business owners. The organisation hosts 70+ events each year, three conferences, a Chairs Lunch and the annual Gala Awards are taking place this year on Thursday 7 November. To apply and find out more www.womeninbusinessni.com