We’ve been working on a new campaign, directed at event managers, conference organizers, venues and even cities and regions. The idea is to get these influencers to declare their spaces, venues and conferences “No MANel Zones” — i.e. no all-male panels allowed. We’ve started reaching out to various groups and […]Read More
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Public speaking gives you credibility – it’s an external validation of your awesomeness. Someone outside your company knows of you and likes you enough and thinks enough of you to invite you to speak at their event.Read More
More than 30 years ago, I attended some of the first Interop events. This independent event for the IT community is still running today and does a great job with diversity and inclusion. This year the MAJORITY of keynotes at Interop in Las Vegas were women! So, we were extra […]Read More
Every week hundreds of events continue to promote All Male Panels and you’re still sitting on the sidelines. If you would like to be an Innovation Woman speaker but need help convincing the boss, our Justification Toolkit is here to help! Simply copy and paste the verbiage you’d like to […]Read More
The Post is a new movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, directed by Steven Spielberg. The dramatization of the collision between the Nixon Administration and the Washington Post over the Pentagon Papers has been widely hailed as a support for freedom of the press, and journalistic integrity and responsibility. […]Read More
While many conference managers are well aware of the issues with #allmalepanels, there is still one type of speaking engagement that remains stubbornly immune to diversity: the sponsored event. Many conferences and events are funded by selling speaking slots and the speakers tend to cluster around the male and pale […]Read More
You know our disdain for the DREADED ALL MALE PANEL but there’s another trend we find equally distasteful… The dreaded ALL FEMALE panel. Yes, you read that correctly. All female.Read More