I'm happy to report that progress has been made! Their roster for their upcoming conference has eight women on it. By comparison, their conference last September had exactly none, and their London conference this past February had just one woman on the schedule. It's refreshing to scroll down the page and not see a sea of fellas.
I never wanted to get in the middle of the endless arguments about diversity, at conferences and otherwise. Alas, I have poor impulse control, and if something's bugging me, I'm rarely able to keep my mouth shut. The conversation was exhausting at times, and I'm sure it will be again in the future, but it's worth it. And while I do find the "Why don't you stop complaining about it and DO something?" retort to be tiresome, I'm glad I took the bait and did something.
I started the List of Women Speakers For Your Conference nearly a year ago. It's one of the most visited and linked to pages on Personism. Several of the women on it have told me that they've been invited to speak at events because conference planners found them listed there. It's incredibly gratifying to hear that it's being put to good use. (I also hope to have the time and the resources to optimize it sometime soon.)
And whether they referenced that list or not, I'm thrilled that Carson has discovered that finding qualified women to speak at their conferences isn't impossible. It's major progress considering that last year they asked two women and called it a day.