#GAReads | Survey Suggests 'Manels' — All-Male Panels — Are Still The Norm
Men outnumbered women 2 to 1 as event speakers over the last five years, a survey by event software company Bizzabo found. Of the 60,000 speakers the company analyzed at mostly private sector events in 23 countries, 69 percent were male.
The company's survey, which looked across industries and event types, suggests that so-called "manels" — all-male panels — are still the norm.
And despite increased public conversations around gender inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace, the number of women speakers hasn't shifted that much. In the past two years, it's only increased by 2 percent.