Back in October when Ismael hosted his Office 2.0 conference there was a dustup about the speaker roster featuring almost exclusively men. It was a good learning experience for everyone involved in this conference and a strong effort was made to correct the imbalance.
I see Office 2.0, located in the Silicon Valley the very bastion of women who celebrate the concept of â€˜working from withinâ€™, and thereâ€™s only one woman on the list. One.
Today I get an email from Pierce Mattie Public Relations asking me to vote on their “publicist of the year award” and in looking at the roster I can’t help but notice an imbalance, there is only one “token male” on the list. One. This is a blatant case of gender bias if I’ve ever seen one, I am only left to wonder if Shelley Powers is going to rise up with indignation on this one too.