Gender Avenger

If you’ve ever seen the GA Tally on social media, it’s because Gina Glantz and her colleagues at GA relentlessly pursue a focus on “whose voice is heard, whose face is seen?” The predominance of all-male panels (“Manels”) and speaker lineups gets called out by people using the Gender Avenger app. GA tells us whether women and underrepresented groups are being excluded from important public discussions (and the ones happening in your neighborhood).

By now, we’d have thought conference organizers and program planners would be sensitive to the insensitivity of all-white-all-male-anything. GA proves every day that gender parity is still a rarity.

1. Leadership, 3. Convenings