In Europe only 14% of investment goes to female-led startups.
There have been strides toward changing that figure, and many others including attempts to change the ratio of women employed in tech (which currently sits around 30% of the workforce) in the name of diversifying the event space even beyond that niche.
However, as the aim to empower women (and other minorities, of course) was discovered to be a hot (often profitable) topic, the sentiment has been somewhat forgotten, while the attempts at proving diversity, not matter how shallow, remain.
In fact, a woman we interviewed for this very blog is now listed as one of the top crypto and blockchain influencers in the space... because she joined a LinkedIn group 10+ years ago on the same topic. In reality, she's an actor-come-developer evangelist, so you can imagine she wasn't exactly thrilled to get an inbox full of misappropriated outreach, and even less so to hear about the lazy "diversity journalism" that lead to it.
Hope is not lost, though. Events are a vehicle for discussion, improvement, and real-time representation. While there are of course some that get it wrong, let's take a look at three organisations that are diversifying events the right way:Read More