Drs. Mary Jo Burkhard and Linda Saif represented the College of Veterinary Medicne at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Gender Initiative Symposium on Tuesday February 16th.
The symposium was the first of many events to be part of the CFAES Gender Initiative. The Gender Initiative Program focuses on paving the way for women in agriculture and natural sciences who want to enter the academy or other professional positions. Dr. Sandy Velleman is the faculty lead of this initiative which functions as part of Ohio State's Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Christine Daugherty, vice president for Sustainable Food Production with Tyson Foods was the keynote speaker for the Gender Initiative Symposium. Drs. Burkhard and Saif were part of a panel addressing the career continuum and important skills to pick up along the way.