Ceres, a new network of women in agribusiness, will hold its inaugural conference in Dublin on Friday 10 November. Ceres, named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and growth, was founded by 10 leading female professionals from diverse backgrounds within the sector, including academia, consulting and agribusiness.

They include management consultant Karen Brosnan from Appian Point, Mary Delaney of Glanbia Agribusiness, Grainne Dwyer and Finola McCoy of Animal Health Ireland, UCD lecturers Monica Gorman, Bridget Lynch and Karina Pierce, Roberta McDonald of Aurivo, Amii McKeever of Glanbia Connect and the ASA, and Deirdre O’Shea of Agri Aware.