Digibury: Ann Kempster - Why we need 300seconds

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Under-representation of women at technology and digital conferences is a well-documented phenomenon. Drawing on her work with 300 Seconds - a movement empowering female speakers - Ann will be …

Under-representation of women at technology and digital conferences is a well-documented phenomenon. Drawing on her work with 300 Seconds - a movement empowering female speakers - Ann will be exploring why we need to work harder at ensuring women are given a platform to practice their presenting skills, particularly in the tech world.

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  • 1. @300_seconds #300secs
  • 2. Why are we doing this?
  • 3. What’s wrong with this picture?
  • 4. What’s wrong with this picture?
  • 5. Diversity = better products
  • 6. Why don’t women speak?
  • 7. • • • • Fear/reluctance Imposter Syndrome Lack of track record Lazy conference organisers
  • 8. What if we... Create opportunities to: •Build confidence •Give opportunities and support •Establish a digital footprint •Raise profile
  • 9. • • • • • Friendly, small audience Safe space Pre-event coaching Post event feedback Digital footprint - blogs, photos, videos, Twitter
  • 10. How did it start?
  • 11. Line up at our first event
  • 12. The story so far •5 events •50 speakers •500 audience members •Facebook, The Guardian, Mozilla, BBC, Internet Week Europe event
  • 13. What next •London events every other month •More regional events •Bespoke events •Bigger audiences •Coaching/mentoring/shadowing