Action Alert | Smart Cities Connect Falls Short Once Again

Okay, Smart Cities, this is just getting ridiculous. In 2017, we called out two of your conferences (here and here), and 2019 is just more of the same… well, actually, it’s slightly worse. Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo 2019 features 78% men and 22% women, 18% of whom are women of color. That’s just lazy. A city without women is a city we’d never want to see. The tagline for the conference is “Real Community. Real Solutions,” but maybe it should be “Men’s Community. Men’s Solutions.”

Clearly @SmartCityC isn’t learning its lesson. Year after year they put together an awfully one-sided speaker list. It’s time to end the #manels and add more women to the speaker list. #SmartCities #GenderAvenger