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Cartoon: Mars Needs Women!

I had a big, long post written up here about how, with a very few exceptions, the speaker lineup at most tech conferences is disproportionately, staggeringly, overwhelmingly male. (And at least with the ones I’ve been at, pretty damn white, too.)

But so much has been said in such better ways by people better positioned to comment intelligently – the issue recently earned its own hashtag, which tells you something – that I deleted the whole thing.

Instead, I just want to ask: why is it taking so long for social media conferences to start reflecting the diversity, if not of the population at large, then at least of the amazing people doing such cutting-edge, innovative work in this sector?

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