Action Alert | The National Conference of State Legislatures Summit Needs More Women to Help Shape Future Policy

Sigh. Here's another example of innovators and policy makers getting together to listen to a bunch of dudes talk. This year’s NCSL Legislative Summit, July 30–August 2, lists a group of speakers who are only 37% women, and NONE of them are women of color. There’s a Women’s Legislative Network agenda track, and there’s a Women’s Legislative Network Luncheon, but there’s not an equal number of women speaking on stage. We've said this before, and we'll say it again: when 50% of the population is not equally represented, especially at a conference that shapes future policy, the status quo will definitely remain.

Only 37% of speakers lined up to speak at @NCSLorg 2018 are women and none of them are women of color. Too many dudes talking means all views are not represented equally. Doesn’t seem like the right policy-making formula. #ncsl #ncslsummit #genderavenger