GenderAvenger and I are very excited to galvanize our Colorado community around ensuring that women's voices are heard in public dialog! Our first Meetup will feature a panel of community leaders who spend time choosing panel speakers to discuss ways we can all increase diversity in panels and in public dialog in general, and why it's so important to do so. I'm pleased to say ALL of our panelists are women and/or people of color! We have 2 men on the panel as we believe men are an important part of this conversation and are able to have tremendous impact on getting more women onto panels by simply agreeing not to speak on panels themselves unless women are included.
Our event is being hosted by Colorado's first co-working space designed by women, for women - Women in Kind - which was co-founded by 2 incredible community leaders, Melanie Ulle and Ginna McCarver.