Mary Ellen Kuhn, Kelly Hensel and Julie Bricher

The 2022 IFT Career Path Survey asked respondents if they thought that gender, race, or sexual orientation affected their opportunities for advancement and compensation, and for many Black, gay, and female survey respondents, the answer was yes.

Seven out of 10 Black survey takers (71%) who answered the question thought their race had affected their opportunities; another 14% were unsure. Among gay respondents, nearly one-third (32%) thought their sexual orientation had an impact on their careers…

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Mary Ellen Kuhn is executive editor of Food Technology magazine ([email protected]); Kelly Hensel is deputy managing editor, print and digital ([email protected]); and Julie Larson Bricher is science and technology editor ([email protected]).

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