How Women can Find Success & Thrive in the Event Management Industry?

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While most industries today have largely evolved to level playing fields for both men and women, there still exists a certain bias against women and the larger need for them to prove their capabilities as successful professionals. What with event manager & coordinator profiles clocking in as the fifth most stressful job in the world, it certainly takes a lot for both genders to carve a niche for themselves in event industry.

Having said that, your professional success eventually does zero down on your experience, dexterity & skill set – both inborn and acquired. Albeit there exists no specific rulebook to success in the event management playground, here are some useful and pro-active measures that can help women conquer the highest pedestal in event management & planning.

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8 Ways You Can Help Get Women Speaking At Tech Events

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A significant female attendance at a tech event is a great mark of healthy gender diversity and increased engagement levels in terms of exchanging technological know-how and finding potential women founders.

Here’re some suggestions on how to bring more women speakers onboard for your next tech event:

1. Don’t kid yourself

If you believe that there aren’t enough qualified female or minority speakers to fill your conference agenda, you’re kidding yourself.

CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2016 report indicates that more than 1/3 of US tech workers are female, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That gives you a pool of more than 2 million women in the field. You can find the 10, 20, 100 or more speakers you need.

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