Have been thinking about how few women are seen and heard on the big world stage. Think TED Talks and you can count the number of women on 2 hands… as if … we don’t or maybe can’t count.
Recently I noticed the talks I’ve attended @rotmanschool @MaRSDD are mainly male speakers @AdamMGrant @Eric_Weiner @TEDchris @benbernanke #AlvinERoth to name a few . These wise men are on stage because they are interesting, intelligent, and accomplished speakers with “ideas worth spreading”.
@TorontoSymphony #NewCreationsFestival March 2016 had one woman performer! One! In his tweet reply, the former CEO of TSO admitted their oversight, apologized & said they will do better next year. “Where are the women?” Next year? Really? How many more years? How much longer?
An event organizer once told me women are too busy to speak. Their lives are not only running big corporate but changing diapers, leading business in the office and in the home. They decline speaking engagements because they don’t have time. Is this true? I wonder. Leaders know the power of influence, making a difference, leaving a legacy.
I believe #WomenEverywhere need, no, want to have a say, OUR say. #WiseWomen please speak up the #BozomaSaintJohn way!