Action

I am attending a technology event
To the extent possible, I commit to:

  • Suggest women panelists to the organizer;
  • Encourage women to share their expertise whether it's on a panel, a conference or a workshop;
  • Inform my network that I am participating to an event;
  • Directly invite a women to the event;
  • Denounce abusive or repressible behaviours I witness;
  • Read, understand, sign and promote the Manifesto within my network;
  • Encourage women to ask questions.

I am a technology event organizer
To the extent possible, I commit to:

  • Achieve men-women parity in each of the following: panelists, speakers and moderators;
  • Have a pay equity policy when speakers are paid; 
  • Achieve gender parity within the organizing committee;
  • Take proaction and innovative actions to offer equal attending opportunities, i.e. offering preferential fares to women like Startupfest did in 2018;
  • Use gender-neutral writing;
  • Support participation of parents by offering a stop-over center for children;
  • Create a code of conduct for my event;
  • Denounce abusive or repressible behaviours I witness;
  • Read, understand, sign and promote the manifesto within my network;
  • Encourage women to ask questions;
  • Discuss diversity at the beginning of the event organization;
  • Take a public stand on the importance of diversity and share what efforts are being made;
  • Feature women;
  • Publish your events in networks that reach women in technology (i.e. Slack Women in Tech Montreal)

I am a technology expert
To the extent possible, I commit to:

  • Claim parity for speakers, panelists and moderators to the events in which I present;
  • Express disagreement when I judge the organizer hasn’t made the required efforts to reach parity and, if my absence doesn’t harm the cause, refuse to sit on a panel when parity efforts have not been made;
  • Recommend expert women to the organizer;
  • Fill the form for suggesting expert women;
  • Inform my network that I am participating to the event;
  • Invite a woman to the event;
  • Denounce abusive or repressible behaviours I witness;
  • Read, understand, sign and promote the manifesto within my network;
  • Encourage women to ask questions;
  • Use gender-neutral writing;
  • Express clearly my needs in terms of work-life balance to find a solution if I have a problem.