#HallofShame | Boston Data Festival — 3 Days, Only 9.7% Women Speakers

For the fourth year running, Boston Data Festival is holding court to showcase Boston as a “data-centric region of talented individuals and innovative companies”. Held from September 22–24, one of the conference goals is to “highlight the diversity of people, start-ups, and companies dedicated to this domain, as well as the quality of resources available”. Unfortunately, that goal seems to be undercut by the fact that out of 31 speakers, only 3 are women.

Having only 9.7% women in the line-up doesn’t sound very innovative to us. This is the second time we have called them out — last time, they blocked our tweets.  So, now it's up to you to show that blocking GenderAvenger tweets does not stop our community from making noise. Let Boston Data Festival know they can't pretend we don't exist.

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Only 3 women speakers at #ODSC @BostonDataFest. Conf isn't until Sept. Do better. http://www.genderavenger.com/blog/hallofshame-boston-data-festival-3-days-only-97-women-speakers #GenderAvenger #HallofShame