HOW DO YOU GET HUNDREDS OF WOMEN ENGINEERS ON STAGE?

YOU INVITE THEM, OR ENCOURAGE THEM TO INVITE THEMSELVES!
Angela Lussier teaching engineers public speaking.
Just flew back from California and once again am reminding myself that the red eye just isn’t worth it! Sure, you are back home just a little bit sooner but you come back in that semi-comatose state where you are just good for nothing.

SWAP OUT THAT SUITCASE

The BWME team, IW founder Bobbie Carlton and WCVB’s Maria Stephanos
BACK FROM NYC; HEADING TO SAN JOSE FOR NEXT WEEK

Last week we lunched with the Boston Women in Media and Entertainment. Next week we’re flying to San Jose for the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference where we’ll be doing a fireside chat with Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science. She is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and has published a book about her 1998 expedition to uncover the cause of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. MP Duncan’s appearance is part of our “concierge service” for event managers. We were able to help the IEEE secure her appearance.

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Our concierge service can help you

JUST ASK AND WE CAN FIND YOU A SPEAKER
OUR CONCIERGE SERVICE IS BUSY BUT WE CAN HELP YOU
Dear Innovation Women Community,
Looking for a speaker on a specific topic?  We can help you!  And by “we”, there is a certain collective “we”involved.  Yes, our IW Concierge service can help you find speakers and we include the opportunities in our exclusive speaker newsletter but our Innovation Women speakers help out too.  In speaking with an event manager last week we heard that when one of our speakers couldn’t do a requested event she was able to suggest an appropriate (female) colleague. 

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Why Women Turn Down Speaking Invitations

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At Innovation Women, we talk to a lot of women about their speaking engagements and the speaking invitations they receive. We also work closely with event managers who report back on how their invitations are received. Many managers tell us they start with diverse panels and gender-balanced slates, only to end up with an #AllMalePanel on game day. Why?

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PROMOTING YOUR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

This week we had the privilege of being there for another panel comprised entirely of 3speakersInnovation Women speakers! This speaking opportunity went out as a call for participation in our newsletter and we presented more than a dozen potential speakers to the event manager who picked the speakers they wanted. (Part of our “concierge service” for event managers.) Margaret Donnelly, Christine Perkett and Angela Pitter (L to R in the photo) did us proud in an hour long panel on social media for the extended MIT Sloan Communications team.

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