#GAReads | In a 180 from last year, GenderAvenger praises CES keynote diversity
“This is a man’s world,” sang James Brown. He might have been describing criticism of the past two CES gadget conventions, in which not a single woman was tapped to deliver the main keynote addresses. The two-time all-dude lineup caught the eye of critics about this time last year, including Twitter CMO Leslie Berland; then-HP CMO and now Facebook global CMO Antonio Lucio; and especially diversity-inclusion organization GenderAvenger (GA).
The pressure may have paid off. For January 2019’s event, CES’s top leadership–which, incidentally, consists entirely of women–is on target to have a well-balanced speaker lineup, both for gender and ethnic heritage.