#GAReads | 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.