The professional networking group for women working in the meat industry


We are the professional networking group for women working in the meat industry. Our objectives are to:

· Develop the image, culture and landscape of the meat industry to make it more attractive to female talent 

· Nurture new female entrants into the sector through networking, education and mentoring

· Skilfully improve networking

Next Event in UK | Meat Business Women...The Conference 2019

The Conference will be take place on 14th May 2019 at Painters Hall, London. 

Speakers will include:

Temple Grandin: The world-renowned American professor of animal science

Tara McCarthy: CEO of Bord Bia

Teresa Exelby: People Director (Manufacturing and Trading) at Morrisons plc

Ursula Lavery: Technical and R&D Director Europe at Moy Park

Sophie Devonshire: CEO The Caffeine Partnership & Lead at Speed author

£129.95 including a networking lunch

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Now in Australia...


The inaugural Australian Meat Business Women Networking event is being held on Wednesday 3 April at the Park Royal, Melbourne Airport. The event will be the first of its kind, bringing together women from across the meat supply chain, including processors, wholesalers, retailers and smallgoods manufacturers.

The day will headline prominent industry figures and motivational speakers, as well as networking opportunities throughout the day including a speed networking session.

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Why ?

Who ?


Meat Business Women was founded by Laura Ryan (former Strategy Director at AHDB Beef & Lamb) and Pam Brook (former meat press editor). 

The MBW Committee also includes Penny Tomlinson (Managing Director of Fairfax Meadow), Jackie Carter (Technical Director, Cranswick Country Foods plc), Emma Hallam (Head of Foodservice at Moy Park) and Sam Trick (Trading Manager, External Sales, Morrisons).

Meat Business Women is run on a not-for-profit basis by the committee who are all volunteers.


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