North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 2, NO. 11
Symposium offers look at future
Workers thrive
on bigger stake
in firm^s success
"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,
"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
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
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Women still unequal at job
"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
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
"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
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
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Mahar predicts
world*s growth
double by 2050
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
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-
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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.

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