CTA Senior VP Karen Chupka Defends Gender Imbalance At CES. We're Not Buying It.
Karen Chupka, Senior VP CES & Corporate Business Strategy at Consumer Technology Association (CTA), wrote a response after our recent criticism of CES 2018 for not having any women speakers on their keynote stage. Not surprisingly, with a CES (Consumer Electronics Show) history of leaving women out of the spotlight, her excuses fall short in a number of key areas.
Chupka's defense, "Response about speaker diversity at CES," is broken down in grey followed by our annotated points in blue below:
Write about women, support them, promote them, build them up, and FEATURE WOMEN ON THE MOST IMPORTANT STAGE at “the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.”
Women’s voices, and leadership, count.
There are ZERO #CES2018 women keynotes again. Sadly, @CTATech defends its ongoing history of gender imbalance at @CES. Here is @GenderAvenger's response. #GenderAvenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/cta-senior-vp-karen-chupka-gender-imbalance-ces