The organising team have been at a lot of events recently where the topic of how to encourage more women to speak at events, conferences, etc has been a hot issue. So we decided to something about it.
We want to encourage more women to come forward and gain confidence in speaking in public. And we just want to get together groups of people who want to share their passions, practice their skills and to make new connections with other like minded people.
This event isn’t exclusively for women though, anyone who wants to present, attend or just listen and meet new people is welcome. We want to increase the diversity of thoughts, opinions and ideas which get out there – that’s not just about women, but it’s a good place to start.
Lorna Prescott pulled together a great Storify around this issue from CommsCamp13 where all of this sort of started.