PLEASE NOTE: This survey is designed to be taken by women only.

This is a joint survey by SITE and Prevue. It is intended to collect feedback from female meeting planning professionals and suppliers regarding gender-specific challenges they have faced in their careers in the meetings and incentive industry. This survey is highly confidential and at no time is a name or an email address attached to a response. It is completely anonymous and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.

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* 1. Your Contact Details ( this is a confidential survey. This is for the purposes of sending you results ONLY)

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* 2. What is your Job Discipline:

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* 3. What region do you reside in?

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* 4. Size of company (by number of employees):

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* 5. What is your age?

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* 6. How would you describe your role within your organization?

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* 7. How many years have you been in the MICE industry?

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* 8. Have you ever been in a job where you believe being a woman would prohibit you from promotion opportunities or career advancement?

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* 9. Do you believe you are paid equally to men in similar positions in your company?

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* 10. What percentage of women occupy the C-level/senior management roles in your company?

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* 11. Do you have or have you had school-age children?

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* 12. Would you take unpaid time off if it were offered to spend more time with your family?

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* 13. Do you rely/have you relied on mentors/advisers to learn and grow in your career?

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* 14. If yes, were they...

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* 15. How did you come across your mentor, did it happen naturally or was it part of a program you signed up for?

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* 16. Would you like to be part of the SITE Women’s Leadership program?

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* 17. Do you mentor/advise others in their careers?

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* 18. If yes, were they...

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* 19. If you are an active mentor, do you incorporate mentorship organically into your daily role, or are you part of a formal mentorship program?

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* 20. Looking at both your career and direct leaders you have reported to, was a male or female most effective in furthering your career?

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* 21. Have you ever faced any roadblocks in your current company?

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* 22. If yes, what was the biggest roadblock to your success at your current company (Check all that apply)

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* 23. Did you approach human resources or leadership within your company regarding your roadblock?

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* 24. How did you tackle the roadblock, what did you do successfully, or what would you have done differently?

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* 25. Have you ever faced any roadblocks in your career?

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* 26. If yes, what was the biggest roadblock you have experienced in your career? (Check all that apply)

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* 27. Did you approach human resources or leadership within the company that employed you at that time regarding your roadblock?

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* 28. Have you ever been sexually harassed to any degree whether it was physical or verbal in your career?

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* 29. If yes, was it in the last...

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* 30. Have you ever approached Human Resources about incidents of sexual harassment or an uncomfortable/hostile atmosphere at work?

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* 31. Have you had unwanted sexual advances from customers/colleagues?

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* 32. How did you tackle the situation with HR, what did you do successfully, or what would you have done differently?

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* 33. Have you ever willingly used your sense of sexuality to advance your career?

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* 34. Have you ever felt harassed or bullied in the workplace by other women?

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* 35. Have you ever been given the impression, explicitly or implicitly, that if you had a sexual interaction of some kind with a client/colleague/boss that it would lead to a favourable business outcome?

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* 36. Do you think the nature of the hospitality industry and the availability of alcohol makes women in this industry more vulnerable to unwanted advances?

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* 37. Have you ever had a situation where an attendee reported they were being sexually harassed by a superior or another attendee?

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* 38. If you were to offer one piece of advice for dealing with harassment in the workplace and at events, what would it be?

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* 39. We have asked a lot about the challenges we face in our industry. We now need to change the conversation. What steps can an individual or organization take to help solve these issues? What have you seen change within your company?

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* 40. Give some examples of what your company has done, or what have you seen started to help solve these problems?

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* 41. What more do you feel can be done that has not been done or started yet?

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* 42. If you were to offer one piece of advice to anyone starting out in this industry, what would it be?

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* 43. What do you think you need to do to further your career?

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* 44. What have you done to further your career?

Thank You for your feedback! Look for our first release of the results at IMEX in Las Vegas in September!

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