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Gender Roles & Equality in Agribusiness Survey Results Released
November 18, 2015

An analysis of survey responses from more than 2,000 people reveal several positive, but also a few negative associations between gender and equality in agribusiness. recognized the need to examine the roles men and women play in agribusiness.  The Gender Roles & Equality in Agribusiness survey was conducted in the summer of 2015.


Both men and women felt there was more gender equality in agribusiness than in the overall professional world.  More than 80% of both genders felt that the attitude toward women working in agribusiness has changed for the better in the past ten years.  Nearly 90% of women felt optimistic about their opportunity for advancement in agriculture. 


However, men felt more respected in the agricultural workplace than females.  Half of women said they had experienced blunt sexism or discrimination based on their gender in the workplace.  Responses also indicate a disparity in pay between genders, with men typically earning more.  There was also a difference in employment levels, with more men in higher level roles.  More than 70% of women felt outnumbered by men in agribusiness.


View the survey highlights:  Gender Roles & Equality in Agribusiness Survey Highlights


Download a copy of the full survey report:  Gender Roles & Equality in Agribusiness Survey Report


To learn more and join our in-depth discussion, register for our Women in the Agricultural Workplace webinar, Friday, December 11.  

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