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Posted: January 13th, 2013 | Filed under: Media Centre
Hello, I’m Kylie Sturgess and I’ll be taking over the site in 2013 – with the same goal of promoting bright, capable and witty women that we think are great value and will be appreciated and respected by audiences everywhere.
If you’re looking for a speaker, please understand that we offer the names and details of women on this site as a starting point for further investigation. It’s up to you to discover more and find the right fit for your event.
For more information on “why?” you should reflect upon (and act!) when it comes to events, here’s a few recent articles well worth checking out:
The Atlantic, by Rebecca J Rosen - A Simple Suggestion to Help Phase Out All-Male Panels at Tech Conferences:
…Maybe you’ve thought, it’s too bad the organizers didn’t think to balance this out a bit more and ask some women to speak too.
I love that this has bothered you. And I am happy to tell you about a simple step you can take to help change this: Refuse to speak on all male-panels. Just say no.
I am borrowing this idea from the Jewish non-profit world, where an organization known as Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community has created a pledge that asks men to forswear all-male panels.
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Posted: February 13th, 2011 | Filed under: Media Centre
The following item appeared on page 24 of The Sunday Age, 13 February 2011:
Chicks brook no excuse
Blatant free plug: Blokes who organises gabfests and fail to invite female speakers because women are so hard to find now have do defence. A website just launched – called No Chicks NO Excuses (nochicksnoexcuses.com) – has a lit of about 45 “bright, interesting and funny women” who are available to speak. The site is the brainchild of Leslie Cannold (author, ethicist and activist), Jane Caro (author, lecturer and advertising writer) and Catherine Deveny (TV comedy writer, comedian, former Age columnist and ABC regular). Cannold says the site is a tad Melbourne and Sydney-centric at the moment but will have increased national reach as ore speakers sign on
Posted: February 13th, 2011 | Filed under: Media Centre, Uncategorized
Co-founder of NCNE Leslie Cannold chats to Catherine Zengerer on Breakfast Radio Adelaide 101.5FM Monday 14 February 2011 about launching the site, and our efforts to list talented women from across this great wide land