Action Alert | We *Think* IBM Needs More Women Speakers

photo credit: Pierre Metivier [ CC BY-NC 2.0 ],  via Flickr

photo credit: Pierre Metivier [CC BY-NC 2.0], via Flickr

Last March we called out the IBM Think Conference for not having enough women on their speaker list, and we’re really disappointed to report that IBM Think Conference 2019 is looking even worse. This year’s speaker list features only 29% women, 1 of whom is Ginni Rometty, the Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM. It’s extremely frustrating that even a woman-led, prominent technology company won’t make the effort to ensure that women are provided equal space to let their expert voices be heard. It’s just lazy.

If @IBM, a prominent woman-led tech company headed by CEO @GinniRometty, doesn’t focus on assembling a gender-equal speaker group, how can we expect improvement will be made? #GenderAvenger #Think2019 https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/action-alert-ibm-needs-more-women