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STUDY: Ensono Finds Only One in Five Tech Conference Keynotes Are Given By Women

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sandy Thomas
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Ensono™, a leading hybrid IT services provider, today released the findings of its new research report, “Speak Up: Bringing More Women’s Voices to Tech Conferences.” Ensono surveyed 500 women across the U.S. and U.K. who attended a tech conference in their careers to uncover their experiences and attitudes toward the representation of women at tech events. Ensono also audited three years’ worth of keynote and standalone speaker lineups from 18 major technology conferences around the world to determine the ratio of women to men.

The inspiration for the study came from Ensono Director of Public Cloud Product Lin Classon’s experience at a tech conference. She tweeted a picture of an empty women’s restroom, highlighting the lack of women at the event and also the larger issue of the industry’s gender gap.

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