Digibury: Ann Kempster - Why we need 300seconds

391 views

Published on

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.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Digibury: Ann Kempster - Why we need 300seconds

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

×