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And public space is designed to
answer men’s needs.
pace women can
ects leisure space
ublic space their
es and smaller cars.
pace of women more than the other way around.
ften than the other way around, establishing the
ce is invaded, they react aggressively; women
Source: Joe Dator
Source: American Political Science Review
something to a woman in a patronizing way,
especially something that he actually knows
less about than she does. This expression
comes from the essay by Rebecca Solnit,
Men Explain Things to Me.
men often feel voluntarily or involuntarily silenced and invaded by men’s
upation of the vocal space.
Image: Kaye Blagvad
ncing women’s voices takes many shapes:
hushing young girls
rabbing the mic
elling at women
elittling or patronizing the women who speak
aughing at women's comments
abeling more vocal women as aggressive or bossy
ot believing women when they speak out
enying the reality of women's testimonials or experiences
nsulting women or threatening them on social media.
too many conferences feature talks exclusively hosted by men.
Image: Kathleen Edison
Public speaking is male
So we end up with all-male panels…
Event organizers negotiate more harshly with
female speakers, asking them to lower their fees
or even to speak for free. Since women speak at
fewer events, female speakers have less visibility
and attract smaller audiences, which justi f es
Women speakers still earn less than male
Where are the women?
Many high-prof le conferences, events, and t askforces lack gender balance, despite there
being no shortage of qualif ed women.
Source: The Panel Pledge
15% OF THE
Our conferences mostly present
The future is in code and women
are not writing it.
Source: The Guardian
Worldwide, women are a minority
within tech leadership
in North America
in South America
The tech industry has a reputation for being a
boys’ club, and recent diversity reports from
several companies illustrate how men
dominate their global workforces.
In Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Yahoo,
of Twitter and Facebook users
in the US are women but only
of US tech startups are
owned by women.
of tech positions
in Europe are
f lled by women.
Women comprise half the workforce but less than 25% of STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs.
Silicon Valley is still a man’s world.
Fewer than 5% of global
companies have a female CEO.
Global gender gap will take 100
years to close, says 2017 edition of
Global Gender Gap report by WEF.
And the most alarming is that disparities
between men and women have widened
for the first time in more than a decade!