Women in Agriculture
Ceres, a women in agri-business leadership network, was founded by ten leading female professionals from diverse backgrounds within the Irish sector including academia, consulting and agri-business. The network aims to develop and promote leadership and diverse thinking within the industry and to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration and peer support. Of the founding members, seven are graduates from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and three are current academic staff of the school. Ceres events are open to everyone with an interest in critical thinking and leadership in Irish agri-business.
The network is named after Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and growth, known as the protector of the land and its products.
Members of the CERES network picture at their inaugural event.
(L-R) Finola McCoy, Animal Health Ireland; Bridget Lynch, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science; Mary Delaney, Irish Farmers Journal and UCD Alumna; Amii McKeever, Irish Farmers Journal and UCD Alumna; Karina Pierce, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science; Karen Brosnan, Management Consultant; Deirdre O’Shea, AgriAware and UCD Alumna, Monica Gorman, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science; Roberta McDonald, Devenish and UCD Alumna; Grainne Dwyer, Animal Health Ireland.