Again, Fast Company?


When we left Fast Company last week, they had published a tech trends article featuring the musings of 17 top experts – 16 men and 1 woman. We countered with a tech trends article of our own, demonstrating that women could be experts in tech trends too.

This week we’re going back to Fast Company (the gift that keeps on giving for cranky bloggers).  We’re looking at an article where 9 CEOs predict their biggest business challenge in the coming year.  It was published the day before the tech trends piece.  THIS article featured 7 women and 2 men.

Yeah! Right?


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Yes, Fast Company, Women Can be Experts too. Our 2019 Trends


Fast Company shared this article, The Biggest Tech Trends of 2019 According to Top Experts through their newsletter. One of our speakers, Nancy Shenker, immediately noticed an issue: “Where are the women?”

Yes, that’s right, when it was published, and distributed to however many zillion people get Fast Company newsletters, none of Fast Company’s “Top Experts” were women. A few hours later (as of this writing at 10:00 pm EST Thursday night), the article has one woman quoted. There are 16 men listed.

So, in the interest of equal time, here are some of the top 2019 trends from women – many of them speakers and experts from Innovation Women. (Yes, reporters, you can use our platform to quickly connect with expert sources, who all just happen to be women.) Read on to learn more about important trends in AI, AR/VR/MR, Smart cities, IoT, security, data privacy, fintech and more.

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The Year of Women Helping Women

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This is the annual challenge for writers of year-end round ups. Do you look back on the year that was? Do you recite your accomplishments or round up the accomplishments of others? Or do you look ahead, challenging the reader to imagine what lies ahead? This year, we look ahead.

We’re closing in on the end of 2018 and 2019 is right around the corner. You’ve got your list of resolutions ready but are you truly ready?

Are you ready for the Year of Women Helping Women? We hope so because we need your help to make it happen in 2019. #WomenHelpingOtherWomen

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Books for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

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Do you know someone who runs their own business? Or maybe you have a friend who has always talked about starting her own company, but has yet to take the leap? These books, written by Innovation Women speakers, are the perfect gifts for the entrepreneur in your life.

She has an idea, but needs some help turning it into a business.

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A Gift Guide for the Soon to be Graduated

Do you know a college student about to enter the workforce? Sure, you could get her a nice watch, but why not give her the information she’ll need to help her get a job, jumpstart her career, and navigate the world post-dorm. These books, all written by fabulous Innovation Women speakers, will educate, motivate, and stimulate the soon-to-be graduate in your life.

She has her diploma or will soon. Now what?

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Don’t Put Yourself on a Shelf: Books to Help You Thrive, Not Just Survive During the Holidays and Beyond

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Ah, the holidays. There’s a sense of excitement in the air and everything glistens. There’s also a ton of food and that cousin of yours who was a Senate page and summers in Nantucket. She’s a size 4 and tells you, “No matter what I do, I just can’t gain weight.” Then she complains the valet scratched her Porsche.

It’s enough to make you question your life choices.

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The Best Female Speakers on Marketing


It’s the return of the super panel! (What is a super panel? It’s an Innovation Women specialty, a way for us to recognize and promote some of the best women speakers in a given industry or on a given topic.)  If we had a chance to assemble a round table, or a super exclusive invite-only event, these are some of the women we’d invite to talk about marketing.

These are just a few of the awesome marketing speakers you’ll find when you search the Innovation Women platform….and they all just happen to be women.  We have speakers from all over the world — you’ll notice London UK and London Ontario, for example. We have literally hundreds of speakers who can address marketing topics, including:

  • Content marketing
  • Marketing technology
  • Social media
  • Brand management
  • Branding
  • Digital marketing
  • Analytics
  • Marketing strategy
  • Search engine marketing
  • Word of mouth
  • Advertising
  • Immersive media

The 2018 Marketing Super Panel (L to R, top to bottom): Irene Williams, Nashville, TN; Katie Martell, Boston, MA; Paige Arnof-Fenn, Cambridge, MA; Melissa Harrison, Minnesota; Shilpi Sharma, San Francisco; Barbara Coll, Redwood City, CA; Amber Ludeman, Oklahoma City, OK; Saija Mahon, London, UK; Zinnia Gupte, New York City; Ashleigh LeBlanc, Portland, ME; Jill Salzman, Chicago, IL; Jessica Sprinkel, Washington, DC; Sydni Craig-Hart, Emeryville, CA; Cathy Hackl, Florida; Dana Xavier Dojnik, Atlanta, GA; Jenny K. Hill, Chattanooga, TN; Courtney Cox Wakefield, Dallas, TX; Robin Honey, London, ON; Sharon Delaney McCloud, Raleigh, NC; Elisa Camahort Page, Silicon Valley; Amy Landino, Columbus, OH; Jennifer Willey, New York, New Jersey/Philly; Beth Granger, New York City; Paula Ucros, Bogata, Columbia; Lori Schwartz, Los Angeles, CA

With more than 1200 speakers on the Innovation Women site, we have one of the largest, if not THE largest collection of entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women speakers in the world. There are more than 200 speakers on our platform who talk about marketing topics. Need someone to run a marketing workshop? You found her. Looking for a keynote speaker? She’s here. Need an MC? A panelist? A featured speaker? We have you covered.

Are you an event manager looking to ensure gender balance and diversity on-stage at your event? Check out Innovation Women, a free-for-you-to-use platform that connects event managers, conference producers and journalists with amazing speakers and subject matter experts, who just happen to be women.

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