You can use this letter – feel free to copy it and send it to event managers you know:
Dear Event Manager,
Going back to the same speakers… again?
Hunting down the perfect speaker (or speakers) for your event(s) is never easy. Finding expert speakers who can address your topic and represent the true diversity of your industry takes lots of research. As your audience, we’re tired of seeing all-male panels (or male-dominated events); we’d love to see more women on stage.
Some event managers work with “speaking bureaus” but they are expensive. At Innovation Women, it’s-free-to-you to book from the impressive technical and entrepreneurial speakers (who all happen to be women)!
The Innovation Women database is easy to use — you can search for speakers, browse their backgrounds and speaking topics, view videos of the speakers and invite them to your events. Once you’ve identified the perfect speaker for your event, you can contact her directly, and negotiate speaker fees (if any) with her. Many of the IW speakers speak primarily for visibility for themselves and their companies. The team at Innovation Women would be happy to help you, even offering a demonstration on how easy it is to book your next speaker. If you can’t find the perfect speaker on the IW website, the IW team will help you track down some options.
Open your free event manager account on InnovationWomen.com today: you can get started immediately!