Margaret-Inc is an organization that focuses solely on empowering women so that they have the skills and confidence to realize the greatness that is within them.
Every woman knows the impact that they make in our society, communities, companies, and families. Women bring an essential perspective to an organization that enables it to achieve ambitious goals. However, women can also face some unique challenges.
Margaret-Inc was founded by Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin, a woman who has made an impact in her community and globally on her industry. She understands the business and cultural dynamics faced by women and knows that there are no barriers that cannot be overcome.
Margaret recognized a need, and as she always does, she jumped in and worked to find a solution. That solution is Margaret-Inc. Participants in the Margaret-Inc. program will benefit from one-on- one mentoring and years of personal, hands-on experience Margaret brings to the relationship. You will learn practical tools and valuable techniques that will serve you a lifetime in the corporate world and beyond.
Margaret-Inc. will manage the new IMPOWER non-profit in 2018 and introduce a new exciting Mentor Mapping Program for women.
Mararget D’Arrigo-Martin has been an advocate, inspiration, and example for women her entire career. She has made a positive difference in the community, the non-profit sector, and the ag industry both locally and globally.
Margaret spent 22 years as executive vice president of sales and marketing at D’Arrigo Bros. She has more recently spent the last several years as vice president of community development at Taylor Farms. She served as Director of the industry’s leading trade organization-- Produce Marketing Association. She was named Women of the Year by Ag Against Hunger. Her leadership in the non-profit sector includes president of the Grower Shipper Association Foundation, vice president for Hartnell College Foundation and president of the Salinas City Elementary Educational Foundation. She serves on the board of directors Children’s Council of Monterey County, Literacy Campaign for Monterey County, Thrive Foundation, Salinas City Center Improvement District, and Steinbeck Innovation Foundation. She is co-founder of IMPOWER, a primary woman-focused group whose purpose is to get others involved in making our community a better place. She also currently serves as Secretary of Salinas Valley Memorial Health Care System.
These accomplishments are testimony to the passion Margaret feels for her community and industry. She has a vision for what is possible and has proven that it is also achievable.