New research conducted by Ensono, reveals the stigma that women face at technology conferences.
The report, “Speak Up: Bringing More Women’s Voices to Tech Conferences”, which interviewed 500 women in tech in the US and UK, uncovers women’s experiences and attitudes toward the representation of women in tech. It found, for example, that:
- One in four women have experienced sexual harassment at a tech conference
- Seventy per cent of women who’ve sat on a panel at a technology conference have been the only woman on the panel
The study also included an audit of 18 major tech industry conferences in the US and UK to find the number of keynotes that have been given by women over the past three years.