I’m sure that I am not the first male panelist to give up his seat and try to inject some gender diversity into a conference panel, but we still have a long way to go. In fact, for more information on the problem, there is an excellent Tumblr called “congrats you have an all male panel” that calls out the many, many conferences that neglect a female voice and perspective.

Miranda rightly asked the question that many were asking at the conference, and she also had the confidence to come forward when I asked her to join the panel. And I am so glad she did.

So next time you are at a conference where there is an all-male panel, be the one who says “this is not right” and do something about it—in real time.

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