Celebrating International Women’s Day with Elizaveta Dobroradnyka

On 8 March, we are proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. This is a special opportunity to shine the spotlight on women working in the garden and outdoor power equipment industry, highlighting their unique experiences and expertise, and what led them on this career path.

We are delighted to share with you the story of Elizaveta Dobroradnyka, Senior Counsel at John Deere, as well as an active expert in EGMF, highlighting her key role and motivation in shaping our industry!

What is your current job title and responsibilities?

I am a Senior Counsel at John Deere, Germany, and a co-vice chair of Environment and Sustainability Task Force at EGMF. I am supporting business in finding best sustainable legal based solutions.

What initially interested you, and let you do this industry?

I spend my earlier childhood in a small village with two tractors in the back yard. Add to that saying, “People will always eat”, and you would understand there was no other way for me than to start working for the agribusiness. I was always inspired by real sector industry, where one can see (and touch) the result of work. It is even more inspiring to work for Gardening Manufacturing at the time of its transformation, influenced by the new technologies, that are changing the way goods are produced, perceived, and used.

Do you have any insights or advice for other women who may not know this industry as a potential sector for them?

Gardening Manufacturing serves to improve people’s way of living, contributing to greener environment, bringing us back to nature. Just think how many people worked to get your lawnmower to be a valuable part of your household: Engineers, Designers, Buyers, Supply Chain specialist, Sales, Marketing, Dealers, Logistics and many others (I’ll tell you a secret – even lawyers). Interested? I am sure you may find here a good fit! 

Where do you see yourself in five years? What is the big goal? 

I am inspired by women paving the way and I want to give back. The big goal to me is continue my development journey. I am interested in what I do now and curious to learn what is still out there.