National Editor Tom KarstOne of the esteemed members of the Fresh Produce Industry Discussion Group suggested a question for the group and I recently posted it. Starting with the “booth babe” discussion, topics of gender roles in the produce industry (i.e., men vs. women as a target for produce marketers) seemed to have struck a nerve, and the new questions follows in that realm.
So far, just a few responses. One man wrote this:
If there was any market advantage in it, I think it would be obvious by now. In any case, women don't move as far in business as men because they invest the years men spend making a track record and gaining experience doing something much more valuable: raising children. This is a question kind of like: If a frog had wings . . . .
Is that remark spot-on, or is there more to the issue? Chime in, men and women.
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