If we are only 17% women, when we are subset of the broader Library
community, which is majority women, then we are doing something wrong. And
that deeper question, what do we need to do to encourage more women to
participate in the community, to make the community as a whole appealing
and safe, is the question I am really asking.
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think first we would need to do a survey of how many women are in the
> community. if it turns out that this community is only 17% women then
> we're on target. who knows, maybe we're actually 10% women and we're way
> above target. in which case the real question might be "how do we get more
> women in tech."
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Chad Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
> > Ooops. Hit the wrong key.
> > So, about our presenters...
> > Is it a problem that only 4 of our 33 presenters are women? Or that only
> > of 95 proposers were women?
> > Is there something this community needs to do to encourage more women to
> > feel like they can and should speak / propose sessions?