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Advocating "End to Manels," New Report Highlights Persistence of Male-Dominated Conferences


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Advocating "End to Manels," New Report Highlights Persistence of Male-Dominated Conferences

Jon Queally, staff writer

Its release timed to coincide with International Women's Day, a new study out Thursday reveals that among the persistent disparities between men and women remains the glaring difference in the number of male panelists over female panelists at academic and other professional conferences.

"Diverse views and experiences bring greater wisdom and a better connection with the needs and aspirations of citizens. If women are stuck on the margins, policy misses out on many great ideas and insights." —Heather Grabbe, Open Society European Policy Institute


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From the article:

“…these events averaged three male speakers to every woman…”

Actually I’m surprised the ratio is that close. The accompanying photo would make it 6-0. One can hope the tide is changing toward inclusion and diversity while backlash is predictable.