Susanne Wasson, Dow AgroSciences U.S. Commercial Leader – Crop Protection
March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017
“I really encourage women especially to try to build a network outside of their immediate work group. Your ability to get that next job or promotion depends on how many people know you, especially if you’re at a large company.” –Susanne Wasson
Susanne was involved in numerous activities in high school and had many chores to take care of on the farm that taught her about work ethic. She says she’s not one to worry about how many hours are in the day, just making sure she does the best job she can. Susanne talked with Sara Steever about her background, her upward path at Dow and how to build an effective network.
Prior to being named Commercial Leader, Susanne was the Marketing Director for Crop Protection. She was previously a Global Business Leader for the Range and Pasture and Industrial Vegetation Management Herbicide Business and a Global Business Leader for the Seeds and Traits business focused on licensing of Dow AgroScience’s Bt library, and mergers and acquisition activities for seeds in Asia. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Indiana Humanities, Crop Life America and the FFA Foundation Sponsors Board. Susanne earned degrees in agricultural economics and accounting from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Science in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.