Heather Mulholland is a fourth-generation citrus grower in Orange Cove, Calif., where she works alongside her family as COO at Mulholland Citrus.
Farming is something she has been drawn to since she was a child—her sixth grade science project was on beneficial insects—and after attaining a bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a master’s at Cal State University, Fresno, Heather put her years of training into action.
“The WG Women’s program has been amazing,” Heather said. “It’s a fabulous opportunity to connect with other women. My favorite portion was the mentoring aspect—I participated as a mentor and as a mentee and found them both to be equally rewarding.”
Heather is among the first women to complete WG Women, a leadership program that provides pathways for women to achieve the highest levels of leadership within the agriculture industry.
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