Sljie VOL. 2, NO. 11 NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE, ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. FRIDAY, APRIL 3,1987 Symposium offers look at future Workers thrive on bigger stake in firm^s success By RHONDA SHARPE "Entrepreneur, as defined by Webster, is an organizer or pro moter of activities, especially one that assumes risk in a business," said Mike Mozingo, corporate com munication manager of Food Lion, Inc. "It is our feeling that as many people as possible should have a stake in the business," he added, explaining Food Lion’s view of how the business world should operate. However, Mozingo said, "Top managers own less than one perccnt of company stock, nearly 50 chief executives of Fortune 500 businesses that receive salaries of over one million dollars don't own any stock, and that these execu tives have watched company pro fits decrease by 17 percent and jobs by 10 percent from 1981-85 without losing their jobs. So while their companies are not doing well, their personal reputation or bank accounts go unaffected." Mozingo also spoke on what it took to be better than the next guy, the ability to serve the people, and what it takes to be a leader. "To be 100 percent better than the next guy requires you to be one percent better in 100 areas," said Mozingo, who has a B.A. in jour nalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mozingo has also attended classes at North Carolina Wesleyan, and worked in the Nash County School System and Burroughs before going to Food Lion. While at Burroughs he observed the detailed paper work and chan nels of exchange that had to be passed through to get something accomplished. From this experi ence he realized two things: "As businesses become bigger and big ger, they become less able to react to the changes in the busines en vironment and community; and government affects the ability of the business to serve the people." For example, he said, large companies have levels and levels of ' managers and committees to pass improvements, delection, etc. By (Continued on Page 4) 'f $■ I MIKE MOZINGO SALLY CRAVEN DENNIS MAHAR Women still unequal at job By MELANIE BOLLING "Is the status of women going to change by the year 2000?" Sally Craven, assistant professor of bus iness, asked in her discussion on "Women in the Year 2000" during the Spring Symposium. According to Craven, the answer is yes. Because value systems, are changing and there will be em phasis upon different success sym-' bols in the future than presently, men and women will be viewed more equally in the workplace in the year 2000, she said. Ho\yever, equality in all areas still will not be achieved. Craven made her remarks be fore a large and often vocal and boistrous audience which filled the room. The audience, many of them women, seemed genuinely sympa thetic to the plight of women in the work force. Currently, she said, ■ many women are discriminated against in the workplace because their attention is diverted to outside commitments, such as the home and family, and frequently these women must take breaks in their careers. Because of these outside interests, women wem less com mitted tO'their jobs than men. However, by 2000, men will also be taking breaks in their careers to pursue the new success symbol of "free time, any time," which means having time to spend at home, time for leisure, and time to take care of personal needs, she said. This future success symbol is in contrast to the present success symbols of having a Swiss bank account or two or more vacation homes. "We're in a time of change, but the change is slow," Craven said. "Things will be better in the year 2000, but there will be no total equality." Despite numerous legislation in the past, such as the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII to prohibit discrimination against women, the discrimination still exists. Craven pointed out. "With all of this legislation, women are still discriminated against, both overtly and covertly," she said. Forexample, pay .discrimination (Continued on Page 4) Mahar predicts world*s growth double by 2050 By CURTIS MOORE The 1987 Spring Symposium was headed by guest speaker, Dr. Dennis Mahar of the World Bank, on March 24. Mahar, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, presented his speech on population growth and economic develop ment. Mahar said that the topic was very crucial to our society and that there are many views on the subject. Mahar spoke of the recent population increase and decrease, as well as on birth and death rates. His estimates concluded with a'two percent population growth an nually. He also concluded that 40 percent of the population consists of people aged 13 and under. Another estimate given by Ma har was that by the year 2050, the world's population will be doubled, compared to the current popula tion estimates. Though inaudible to some areas of the gym, Mahar gave a well- prepared speech on one of society's most talked about problems. How ever, acoustical problems caused a portion of his audience to fall prey to restlessness. In brief interviews with those who attended the 9:30 a.m. event, they said the speaker was in some instances inaudible. Mark Morgan, a freshman com muter from Rocky Mount, said Wednesday's opening lecture was more audible than Tuesday's. He also said Wednesday's speech was more relevant to the current situa tion. Others complained that Ma- (Continued on Page 4) Presidential candidate to visit Dr. Leslie H. Gamer, Jr., assistant professor of business administration at the University of North Carolina at Ghapel Hill and a candidate for President of North Carolina Wesleyan Collegej will be on campus next Tuesday. Dr. Gamer will address the college community at 11:30 a.m. in Gravely 105. During his scheduled hour- long visit, the candidate will also field questions from the floor.