I decided to quit complaining and take action

Enough already with the facts and figures. I’m going to take action. Here’s what I commit to do:

  • Send proposals for presentations to at least two conferences where I’ve never presented
  • Send proposals for articles to at least two publications where I’ve never published

This is definitely stepping out of my comfort zone. Check back in a year and we’ll see if I added to the percentages on the female side of things with my efforts.

Meri Williams responded to gender/diversity issue by opening up a new site for those of us who have the potential to be speakers but are in need of some mentoring to really get going. Make Me a Speaker. If you want to be either a mentor or a learner, get on over there and make yourself known.

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