What Matters Most to Nicole Jansen, Champion of Accessibility

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Everyone should have an opportunity — should they so desire — to be part of producing food.

“Access to food is a basic human right, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, ability or any of the social paradigms that define a human as ‘different’.”

Nicole Jansen, Global Stewardship Portfolio Lead - Seed Applied Tech

Nicole’s story

How do Corteva’s efforts to advance inclusion, diversity and equity make you feel?

Hopeful to be seen, and no longer invisible; Hopeful to be the same as, and not less than; Hopeful for my daughter and everyone else for the same chances at opportunity and success.

What matters most to you about advancing ID&E in agriculture?

Access to food is a basic human right, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, ability or any of the social paradigms that define a human as "different." With the premise that everyone needs food, everyone should have an opportunity -- should they so desire -- to be part of producing food.  Therefore, access in agriculture is more than about food, profitable farmers have access to education and technology that poorer farmers do not. I think in whatever ways that education, technology, opportunity, and funding can be made more accessible to everyone, even those who may be labeled "different," that will drive equality and make agriculture a place for everyone.

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“Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. These three elements combine to create a true sense of belonging – a feeling that occurs when each person feels able to bring their full self to work, contribute to their fullest potential, and thrive.”

— Meghan Cassidy, SVP, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer