ADVOCATES OF WOMEN EXECUTIVES SEND A SMART MESSAGE

How does it feel to be the only male on a food industry conference panel about advancement of women executives in the workplace?"As a male food industry executive, I feel like I'm at the dentist. This hits an exposed nerve," Bill Grize, president and chief executive officer of Ahold USA, told the audience at last month's Food Marketing Institute Midwinter Executive Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. (See

How does it feel to be the only male on a food industry conference panel about advancement of women executives in the workplace?

"As a male food industry executive, I feel like I'm at the dentist. This hits an exposed nerve," Bill Grize, president and chief executive officer of Ahold USA, told the audience at last month's Food Marketing Institute Midwinter Executive Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. (See story, Page 25.)

As it turns out, Grize, a longtime advocate for women in th

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