Update: Better organized list, with links and everything, is now live: A List of Women Speakers for Your Conference. Please post additions, errors and omissions in the comments over there.
Tokion Magazine's upcoming Creativity Now conference claims to be bringing together the "top figures" across a variety of creative disciplines. Oddly none of the 20-some-odd figures are women. They said they tried but couldn't find any. We say: try harder.
Brooklyn Vegan made a good point, which is that I have as yet not offered any solutions, just raised an issue . So, I just sat for a couple of minutes and put together a list of women who'd be potentially great speakers at the Creativity Now conference. I will track back and add links and/or affiliations later. In the near term, I wanted to get some suggestions out there.
I am personally not strong on music and screenwriting/film recommendations. If you have names you'd like to add, please comment below or email me: person AT personism DOT com
My list, so far (Apologies in advance for spelling errors, omissions and it's general lack of orderliness):
Tina Roth Eisenberg (SwissMiss)
Mirabelle Marden (Rivington Arms)
Melissa Bent (Rivington Arms)
Susan + Katherine Hable (Hable Construction)
Erika Hall (mule design)
Eileen Gittins (ceo:blurb)
Jill Greenberg (photographer)
Portia Wells (designer)
Julie Taraska (editor)
Caroline Waxler (The Glasshouse)
Shoshanna Berger (ReadyMade)
Kate Bingaman (Obsessive Consumption)
Sara Schiller (Wooster Collective)
Grace Bonney (design*sponge)