Jacobs to lead WIAL conference session

November 7, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will be leading the workshop “Becoming a Cooperative Board Influencer” at the ISU Women in Ag Leadership Conference, Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

The session will focus on the role of women in leadership positions, particularly when involving themselves in the cooperative industry.

As 16 percent of the board seats for major U.S. companies are comprised of women, Jacobs hopes to educate the attendees on how to become more active within cooperative boards, serving as both chairs and general members.

“My goal for the session is to give women insight into what co-op governance is like, what the roles and responsibilities are, and why it is important for them to become involved in their cooperatives in this way,” Jacobs said.