#HallOfFame: 50% Women Speakers at Creative Tech Week!
Creative Tech Week is “creating the premier nexus for creativity and technology worldwide” at its week-long conference, which kicks off on April 29th. We’re happy to see that the event includes 50% women experts and 43% women featured experts!
In a piece on Medium, conference organizer Isabel Walcott Draves explained the importance of having women experts at conferences and events:
Every professional gathering should be mixed skin colors and mixed genders, period. If it isn’t, the organizers have made a curatorial mistake and should be taken to task by their attendees for not delivering the promised insights and takeaways.
GenderAvengers like Isabel show that a gender-balanced speaker list is possible, even in industries that traditionally include more men. Waiting for the industry numbers to catch up on their own results in all too incremental change. It’s great to see events like Creative Tech Week, founded and organized by Avenger Isabel Walcott Draves, create change and offer diverse perspectives.
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