Conference Organizers 2018-05-17T17:40:05+00:00

Event Organizers

Are you a conference or event organizer? Interested in improving the gender ratio on stage? WIRe’s speaker database gives you access to the top female minds in research, ready to speak at your event!

Our database highlights speaking experience and subject matter expertise. For a copy of “The List”, please reach out to Kristin Luck.

As part of our 50/50 Initiative, Women in Research has crafted this set of guidelines to help industry conference organizers recruit a truly diverse on-stage presence and improve speaker gender ratios at events. When reaching out to procure speaker applicants, to evaluate papers and studies, and to craft agendas, this checklist will drive gender parity at research events.

For additional insights on solving the speaker pipeline problem, please see this blog post from Eric Ries, The Lean Start-Up, where he illuminates strategies for diversifying your speaker lineup.

50/50 Initiative Participating Organizations