#WomeninAg: Want a Chance to Go to the White House?


by Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden

From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, young women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. They are breaking down barriers and creating opportunities that are inspiring positive change in our agricultural communities and beyond.

In September, the White House will recognize young women who are leading and inspiring their communities as advocates, peer-mentors, artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs as Champions of Change. I encourage our women in agriculture to put forth nominations for young leaders that you would like to see represented in the following categories:

Mentorship: Do you know a young woman who is empowering her community by offering mentorship and leadership to other young women?

Education: Do you know a young woman whose passion is to help girls or her peers succeed in school or seek higher education?

Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Do you know a young woman who is leading by example – through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Advocacy: Do you know a young woman who has helped her community to thrive by advocating for her peers?

Arts and Technology: Do you know a young women who is using the arts and technology in the service of empowering her community?


Nominations for the Champion of Change for Young Women Empowering Communities are due by Wednesday, July 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here to submit your nomination (be sure to select “Young Women Empowering Communities” as your theme of service).

I look forward to seeing women in agriculture at the White House this fall.

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Source:  USDA

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