#GAReads | BIO conference will feature 25 all-male panels — along with a 30 percent increase in female speakers

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"BIO conference will feature 25 all-male panels — along with a 30 percent increase in female speakers":

Amid a reckoning over the representation of women on the drug industry’s most prominent stages, this year’s BIO International Convention will feature a 30 percent increase in female speakers compared with last year.

But in a sign of how male-dominated such events remain, the conference will also have 25 panels made up entirely of men. That’s according to a count from GenderAvenger, a group that tracks gender diversity at events.

Read Rebecca Robbins' full article at STAT here…