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EXPERT'SVIEW
NEW Horizons

The Invisibility Factor: Why
Women Don't Get Promoted
Women are speaking up, but they are still less likely to advance

V

eteran journalist Lisa
Ling has reported from
war zones and North
Korea, covered sex trafficking in
America and the drug trade in
Colombia. But there is one location that really tested her courage - the workplace.
By Sarah Alter,
CNN's host of "This is Life,"
Network of
and the opening keynote speaker
Executive Women
at the NEW Leadership Summit
2017, told 1,200 mostly women
industry leaders that she hasn't always been
a good negotiator for her career. But that
was before a network executive told her that
her show was being renewed for one season
while four other shows - all hosted by men -
were being renewed for two. Noting that her ratings
were equal or better than the male-hosted shows,
Ling was "compelled to put my foot down."
"I said, 'That's very white and male of you.' I
called my agent and said if anyone asked me why my
show isn't picked up for an additional season, I'm saying, 'Because I'm not white and male enough.'"

Ling didn't believe the network's decision was malicious. "I think they didn't 'see' me."
THE INVISIBILITY FACTOR

Ling is spot-on in her assessment. Being overlooked is
a stubborn barrier to gender equality in the workplace.
In the United States, women continue to be hired
and promoted at lower rates than men, according

Convenience Store News is pleased
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of Executive Women (NEW), coinciding with the annual CSNews Top
Women in Convenience awards given
out each fall. Fifty female managers,
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in the convenience store industry
were honored in our 2017 program. In addition to being a presentation sponsor for the Top Women in Convenience program, NEW and
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helping corporate leaders drive more inclusive company cultures.

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