Over at TechCrunch, Michael Arrington wrote Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men, in which he said:
[Women] are literally hounded to speak at every single tech event in the world because they are all trying so hard to find qualified women to speak at their conference.
Here’s a relevant datapoint—all the conferences that, in the last year, have approached me about speaking and asked me to present:
So, let me take Arrington at his word
must control mouth and just say publicly:
If you’re a woman, and you’re being “hounded” to speak at conferences, and you just can’t handle attending another conference—could you please pass an invite or two on to me?
Actually, that’s true regardless of your gender, and whether or not conferences are as a matter of fact setting dogs on you (“literally hounded“?). It also applies if you’re a conference organizer, btw.
Contact me. Please.