[Owasp-board] Statistically so unlikely ...

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Mon Apr 18 05:18:40 UTC 2016

https://2016.appsec.eu/?page_id=128 <https://2016.appsec.eu/?page_id=128>

0 for AppSec EU as well. I’m sure all these gentlemen are fine speakers, but we APPOINT them, they are not self-selecting. We can choose non-men to be our keynotes, but - and this is the really important bit - WE DIDN’T. 

So that’s 7 out of 7 keynotes all men this year. We are a laughing stock. 

Marisa Fagan is appearing at AppSec EU. There are only three keynotes so far. So there is literally no excuse other than pure sexism. None. We should be ashamed of ourselves! This is 2016! 

At AppSec EU, we have two female speakers* out of 74 total speakers. Let’s see how improbable that really is, if we assume 10% of our industry are women:

http://aanandprasad.com/diversity-calculator/?groupName=women&numSpeakers=74&populationPercentage=10 <http://aanandprasad.com/diversity-calculator/?groupName=women&numSpeakers=74&populationPercentage=10>

Let’s fix these damn conference policies so this never ever happens again. 


* Claudia, whilst speaking, is Foundation staff speaking about her role. 
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