The final panel for Episode 4 of Topics on Fire has been set and the topic will be Gender Gap / Technology. Myself (Leslie Poston), Shireen Mitchell of Women Wired In, Leslie Bradshaw (recently featured on CSPAN covering the conventions), Meg Fowler of MegFowler.com (currently helping promote SM4SC.com), Micah Baldwin of CurrentWisdom and Lijit, Chris Brogan (social media guru and PodCamp Boston co-founder) have all signed on, with Aaron Brazell from Technosailor possibly joining us also, schedule permitting.
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The podcast on the Gender Gap and Technology was a lively one. As you all know I am always trying to push for real world solutions to the problems we talk about, and we didn’t come up with takeaways in the limited time the panel had to discuss it this week. Because of that, I’m scheduling a Part 2. I’m hoping that the same panel is willing to come back and take a different approach: instead of rehashing the existing and past issue of gender and technology, as valid as that is, I’d like to start Part 2 by stipulating that the problem exists and acknowledging that strong men and women have done much to pave the way for women in technology. Then I’d like to make the sole goal of Part 2 finding tangible ways to help women feel less disenfranchised in technology, to help women get access to technology for careers and educations and as many other solutions as we can think of in an hour of positive, focused, goal oriented discussion.
Future Topics on Fire Episodes include:
(as panelists confirm I will post them next to the podcast)
10/19 11PM Eastern Episode 7, Politics and Technology (Leslie Bradshaw)