Sausagefest: Getting More Women Into New Media & Tech

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

This industry has a ratio problem. Still. It's getting better, but panels, conferences, magazine articles, VC funding - it's all dominated by men. In a big way. Is this because women are lame and uncreative? No. Is it because men are evil and sexist? No. (Sheesh, no.) But - where there is such an obvious and unrelenting gender disparity, there is a problem waiting to be solved. How can women do more to make their ideas happen? (And get money for them?) What do men do differently than women? Is industry coverage lopsided - and if so, how can we change that? What can we blame on the people running all-dude conferences - and what can we take responsibility for ourselves? How can we work together as an industry to encourage the kind of diversity that will free up the very best of our collective talent to rise to the top?

Women are great. Men are great. But the ratio in this industry - not great. This panel will address that, and how to change it.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Rachel Sklar

Media addict on the loose. Changing the ratio. bio from Twitter

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Alexia Tsotsis

Co-Editor at TechCrunch. Breaks news, hearts. alexia@techcrunch.com bio from Twitter

34 attendees

  • Alexia Tsotsis
  • Andrea Genevieve
  • Betsy Weber
  • Christina Ng
  • Clementine Gallot
  • cindy vermeulen
  • edwardboches
  • jessica moreno
  • teresa m. bücker
  • Geraldine Le Roux
  • Gerard Ramos
  • freespeech
  • Jackie Balzer
  • Jenn Deering Davis
  • Jennie Lees
  • Jen van der Meer
  • joanne mcneil
  • Katie Felten
  • Kellee Khalil
  • Liz Heron
  • luciemclean
  • Lynette Young
  • MaryTreseler
  • Mike Bianchini
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • Chelsea Rustrum
  • Margaret Rosas
  • Shervonne Cherry
  • rachelsklar
  • Ricky Yean
  • Jeff Wallace
  • Shiso Social
  • Toph Tucker
  • Lindsay Wyler

29 trackers

  • David Damore
  • Alissa Hurley
  • Anonymous
  • Arena Reed
  • Ben Werdmuller
  • Bev Godwin
  • Carli McKinney
  • Dr. Goddess
  • Héctor Ramos
  • Helen Chi
  • Jen Lee Reeves
  • John Keefe
  • Whitney Johnson
  • José Padilla
  • Julia Prior
  • Kevin Marks
  • Liang Shi
  • Thorsten Lückemeier
  • Chrys Wu
  • Mathilde Piard
  • ɹǝɯoɹʞ (dılɟ) dılıɥd
  • Nida Zada
  • peterkoechley
  • philipn
  • Rachel Mercer
  • romyfitz
  • Shelley Cook
  • Ruthie BenDor
  • windyc

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

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