How can the speaking industry support women speakers
William Buist posted a discussion in his Facebook group asking how the speaking industry could promote gender balance.
Buist suggested that as many of the group members speak in and to corporate audiences and have an opportunity to be speaking to and influencing, the companies that employ us to encourage them to make sensible changes.
He asked the following questions:
- Do you treat, or speak, differently in businesses that are run exclusively by one gender?
- Are the topics embedding gender differentials by subconsciously using language that is not, of itself, discriminatory, but which supports a culture that is non-diverse?
The group came back with a number of ways the speaking industry can improve because women can’t be what they can’t see and hear.