Snippet from article posted by The Western Producer (Terry Fries):
(Image by Mike Drew Photo, via The Western Producer article)
“SUMMERLAND, B.C. — When Iris Meck got a management job right out of university in 1978, she didn’t consider it a big deal.
Yet by joining the Cargill management team, she became a rare find for that time — a woman working in a management position at a major agricultural corporation.
However, there were no special announcements or added privileges. “I think those were the days where, number one, university students were lucky to get a job. Number two, as a female and not being a nurse or a doctor, it was important for me to find a position in the field I wanted to take, and that was agriculture crop science, and I didn’t want to be a sales rep for a crop protection company…”