Only ONE Woman Plenary Speaker in 40 Years of OFC Conference

A fed-up GenderAvenger sent us a head’s up on this one. The OFC Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition has been held for 40 years, featuring three plenary speakers each year. Out of those 120 speakers, only ONE of them, less than 1%, was a woman. As a GenderAvenger said in their email to us, “This is CRAP.”

120 speakers in a 40 year history & only 1 of them a woman. The sponsors of @OFCConference have some serious explaining to do. cc @OpticalSociety, @IEEEPhotonics, @IEEEPress, @ComSoc, @OSAPublishing, #OFC19. #GenderAvenger