Ahh, more talk about conferences that are all male. Anil Dash writes that the old boys club is for losers. I’ll link to TechMeme, cause there’s a bigger conversation going on here.
Funny thing. Out of all the videos I’ve put on ScobleShow, the one that’s gotten on Digg is one of a woman. Shelley Powers deserves the credit for making me focus on this issue over and over. Keep it up Shelley.
Looking at ScobleShow the past two weeks, I have 12 interviews and five of those are with women. Maryam, my wife, and I are always looking for interesting geeky women to get on our show.
Who would you like to see interviewed? Rogers Cadenhead has a good list. We’ve had two of his list 10 Web geeks on the show, but that leaves eight we haven’t.
James Robertson’s comment, on Rogers’ post, resonates with me too: that the goal shouldn’t be just gender/race/creed diversity, but intellectual diversity.
It’s why I really liked the LIFT conference. It wasn’t just the same old boys club.