#GAReads | All-Male Panels Are Not Going Away Until We Get Up & Walk The Heck Out

 photo credit: Alan in Belfast [ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ],  via Flickr  (cropped)

photo credit: Alan in Belfast [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr (cropped)

"All-Male Panels Are Not Going Away Until We Get Up & Walk The Heck Out":

As a State Department alum and business development leader, I speak at conferences all over the world. When my hosts meet me, they're often taken aback. “Sorry for automatically assuming you were a man!” one said recently. My name doesn't offer a lot of gender clues, but that's not the problem. The problem is that people expect me to be a man because the vast majority of keynote speakers and panelists are men.

Women are still losing this fight, which means we need to take more aggressive measures.

Read YJ Fischer's full article at Bustle here…