Why thank you, Karen, that's very nice of you. I do try to walk my
talk, although like anyone does from time to time I may not always do
You mentioned it taking place "behind the scenes" but that's exactly
where most of this happens. Men must be willing to draw those lines
without anyone but the organizer knowing, or else it's going to take a
lot longer for us all to get to the promised land.
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I want to give a thumbs up to Roy Tennant who evoked this recently (I was
> contacted by the organizer off-line since Roy's "line in the sand" left him
> a bit perplexed), and the upshot is that the panel will have at least one
> woman, maybe two.
> Roy, you deserve mega-credit for your role in this, even if it did take
> place behind the scenes.
> More than that I cannot say without asking various permissions.
> On 1/4/13 2:35 PM, Doran, Michael D wrote:
>> Although code4lib doesn't typically do panels, I thought this might be of
>> "A Simple Suggestion to Help Phase Out All-Male Panels at Tech
>> -- Michael
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>>> Ross Singer
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:02 AM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Diversity of presenters (was bibliotechy's fat
>>> I'm more concerned about the latter ratio than the former (although we
>>> could probably question the demographics of the electorate, I think the
>>> process is about as open and fair and democratic as we can really hope
>>> for). The low percentage of female proposers is really the reason why
>>> there are so few female presenters. Add to it that 75% of them are
>>> recidivist presenters (which is, honestly, a problem that spans all
>>> Code4lib demographics), this doesn't do much to embiggen the tent.
>>> I would be interested to see the gender breakdown in the CfP for
>>> comparable conferences (LITA National, Access) and if Code4lib's numbers
>>> are noticeably lower, meeting with those groups to determine why.
>>> On Nov 27, 2012, at 9:11 AM, Chad Nelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> 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 16
>>>> of 95 proposers were women?
>>>> Is there something this community needs to do to encourage more women
>>>> feel like they can and should speak / propose sessions?
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