Achieving by inspiring, connecting and cooperating

About Us

We are driven by our passion for the agriculture and food industry, the agribusiness sector and the desire to support each other's goals. We work to create positive change, and advance women's careers or businesses for the betterment of our work places and industry.   We are a member's driven group where everyone can voice their opinions, propose an idea and achieve success with everyone's support



To advance women's satisfaction with their work in the agriculture and food sector.


To inspire and support women to achieve their career and business aspirations.



  • Networking to build connections within our membership, with other women in the sector and with agricultural organizations, provincially and beyond

  • Promoting roles and businesses on our webpage and social media

  • Identifying opportunities for advancement, learning and economic 

  • Identifying opportunities for participating and or leading learning, training and 

    networking activities of all women including those in underrepresented groups

Who We Are

We are a registered non-profit.  Our group is made up of women who study or work in the agricultural, food and value-added sector in Manitoba, Canada.  Our membership is diverse and inclusive with women in all stages of their careers, from students to executives and farmers, from diverse ethnicities and who work in all sectors of agribusiness, i.e., primary and secondary industry, and private, public and non-profit organizations

Capacity transcends time.  We are all part of the industry.

Three generations of women

Diversity and inclusion

We all contribute

We all matter

Board of Directors 

Rong, Yue Special Projects

Laura Lazo, Chair

MariJo Patino, Administration

Left to right: Melony Stoughton, Carla Plett, Michelle Holigroski, Minister Eichler (MB Minister of Agriculture), Laura Lazo, MariJo Patino, Erin Armstrong (Dec 2017)


What we do


Connecting with peers and industry


Continuously advancing our knowledge of the industry, agribusiness sector and its people


Attracting attention to our contribution to the industry and its opportunities


Support each other's needs to empower and succeed 



Our supporters are leaders who recognize that women are key to the success of our industry


Membership & Fees

Annual fee categories

  • Student: $20.00

  • Unemployed: join for free

  • Employed: $30.00

  • Company of up to 2 members: $40.00 

  • Company of 3 or more members:  please, contact us


Want to explore the group?  

  • Attend 2 meetings for free

  • Attend our events

Membership benefits

  • Stay up to date by participating in meetings and receiving the meeting minutes

  • Receive the MWAF newsletter

  • Do you need support to grow your career or business?  Share with us and we'll explore how best to support your goals

  • Advertise your business on our webpage.  Free for individual members.  Please, ask us about fees for business with more staff

  • Attend events for free or at discounted fees

  • Feature on our social media regarding career or business or success (pending discussion)

  • Announcements on events and opportunities relevant to members

Event fees

  • Non-members pay full fees

  • Members attend for free or pay a reduced fee depending on the event

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Winnipeg, MB, Canada


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