This week Jaymie Scotto & Associates has launched a new initiative aimed at correcting one of the imbalances that has long been apparent in telecom and technology. When one attends conferences and other events in the space, whether physically or virtually, there are very few women behind the microphone.
Drawing on its own deep experience running events and helping companies in the space put their best foot forward in public, JSA has launched the Women’s Speaking Initiative. Women can put themselves forward as potential speakers, uploading their qualifications and preferred speaking roles, from which the industry's event organizers may then draw as they assemble their panels and such.
Telecom Ramblings is not immune to the phenomenon that WSI is addressing. One only has to take a look through our Industry Spotlight and Industry Viewpoint series to notice just how few of the sector's women professionals I've managed to interview or otherwise feature on this site. So please count me in, JSA, as a potential destination those who sign up for WSI!