International Women's Day 2023 Linda, Fernanda & Kaitlyn
It’s no secret that the produce industry has been and continues to be dominated by men. Throughout the years though, the landscape of the industry has begun to change significantly and now features many amazing women in a variety of positions. In this episode, we are honoured to sit down and hear the stories of 3 amazing women at Mucci Farms who’ve each had different pathways that got them to where they are today. Today on International Women’s Day, we celebrate their many accomplishments and express our gratitude for not only them, but ALL the women that make Mucci Farms what it is today!
For Linda, the Mucci Farms family is a family she knew intimately well, she’s actually a Mucci herself! Growing up on the farm with her siblings and cousins, Linda reflects on just how far the company has come and all the changes she’s witnessed over the years. Although she has been with Mucci Farms since birth, she has technically been on the “payroll” for over 25 years. Throughout her long career, she has worn many hats and was always ready to step in at any moment to keep things running day to day. She has now created a path for herself in the Accounting & Finance Department where she manages a small team and inspires young women early in their careers.
Fernanda has been with #TeamMucci for over 14 years and is undoubtedly a trailblazer in the industry, serving as an inspiration for many women. Her path saw her in a variety of positions in a couple different industries which ultimately led her to a career at Mucci Farms. Through her past work experiences, she was able to create opportunities and advocate for herself while being on the rise in the industry. Currently, she is the Packaging Development Manager and is part of the creative mind behind our award-winning sustainable packages and offerings. To say that this is all she does would be just scratching the surface, and Mucci Farms is very grateful to have her on the team!
Kaitlyn’s journey to Mucci Farms and the produce industry was a bit different. She joined Mucci Farms over 3 years ago and is the youngest of the 3 women featured on the episode. After graduating from the University of Windsor, she forged her career in the produce industry in pursuit of her first full-time position post-school. Although Mucci Farms was in her backyard, she had never dreamed of all the opportunities the industry and company could offer her, especially as a young woman fresh in her career. With many goals and aspirations in mind, she began her position and has since been able to be a part of a creative team that brings the Mucci Farms brand to life. As Digital Marketing Coordinator, she has played a part in changing the look of Mucci Farms’ online presence and has brought a fresh perspective to the team.
With each one of these women, one theme remains constant. Their resiliency and determination have shaped them into the women they are today and has helped them forge great careers. Their success stories are only just a small glimpse of the many magical women here at Mucci Farms. These women, and many more, have undoubtedly paved the way for many, and today, we celebrate them.