Rain Bird Vice President Quoted in Irrigation & Lighting on Diversity in the Workplace

On June 29, Barbara Booth, vice president of microirrigation at Rain Bird, was interviewed by Irrigation & Lighting on the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workplace.

“Diverse teams are both more innovative and tend to do a better job of holding each other accountable,” Barbara notes in the article. The article also states that diversity and inclusivity can have multiple benefits in the workplace. For example, says Barbara in the article: “One of the best ways to recruit and retain top talent is to eliminate factors from the work environment that make people uncomfortable or unwelcome.” 

Irrigation and Lighting is the official landscape publication of the Irrigation Association.

Barbara began her tenure at Rain Bird in 2000 and has served in a variety of roles, including business development manager, marketing manager for landscape irrigation and director of golf, before being promoted to her current position in 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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