Your Votes Will Bring More Women Speakers to Web Summit
There are 77 people in the finalist competition to be a speaker on the People’s Stage at this years Web Summit. Almost 25% of us are women.
For years women in tech have been concerned about the dearth of leaders in our industry, a circumstance that is reflected in the lack of women speakers at our major conferences. This is our chance to make a difference, because on the people’s stage, the people vote.
The 77 finalists are competing for 50 speaker slots. If every woman made the top 50 we would make up 38% of the speakers on the People’s stage. Not 50%, but not bad. (A much better ratio than the announced main stage speaker’s list, of which women currently make up 11%.)
I have gone thru and voted for every woman speaker (who proposals cover everything from marketing, to not-for-profits, to women in tech to how web design can empower women in the Muslim World). I have linked to each of them below in the order which they were listed on the leader-board when I created this list.
I hope you’ll take 10 minutes to click on each of the links and vote for each of the women below. Perhaps, if we submit ourselves, and vote for one another we can begin to pave the way for meaningful and lasting change.
Orit Hashay – http://www.websummit.net/competitions/peoples-stage/entries.html#5-626
Caroline Bergaud – The dawn of the social revolution in recruitment & beyond
Sarah Peracha – How Web designing and development education helps empowering women in Muslim World
Ihitashri Shandilya – Importance of heritage art forms of the world and the role of technology
Kathryn Jones – The Days of the Gatekeeper are Over!
Colleen Hardwick – The GeoSocial Paradigm Shift in Public Consultation
Dr. Syb Bennett – Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad
Emma Rose Metcalfe – he Future of Knowledge Sharing
Eileen Schuch – Word of Mouth Marketing: The importance of embracing the paradigm shift in consumer-brand relations
Jen Hinton – Not-for-Profit Enterprise is the Future of Business
Anshul Khandelwal – Technology in Social Sector
Kashika Madaan – Sustainable development
Kanika Khanna – How Crowds Bring Electricity to a Village
Lisa Lane – Founders Keepers
Natalia Talkowska – The Power of Visuals
Halley Suitt Tucker – A Reading from the Novel, Founders Less Than Three
Erica Williams Simon – Rage with the Machine: How Anger Online Can Change the World