I just sent this email to Carson Workshops, the organizers of an upcoming tech conference, The Future of Web Apps. I feel a little bad picking on them - it's all too common for me to look at speaker rosters and see a dearth of female speakers/presenters.
From: Ms. Jen Bekman To: Various People at Carson Systems Bcc: Various Kick Ass Women Knee Deep in Web 2.0 Stuff Date: Aug 6, 2006 10:48 AM Subject: is there no future for women on the web?
Someone just pointed me to the site for the Carson Workshops Summit which looks rather interesting except for one glaring omission: You have 10 speakers and not one of them is a woman!
You might consider rounding out your speaker roster. It'd be nice to see a woman's face here:
You don't need to look too hard to find women who are developing cool 2.0 products.