Recently, I found this in my inbox:
CBR’s “girl-power” is well represented by our two high-profile invited
– Professor Susan Craw, Director of the Research Institute for
Innovation, DEsign And Sustainability (IDEAS) at the Robert Gordon
– Professor Edwina L. Rissland from the Department of Computer Science
at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Obviously, it isn’t enough that there are high-profile guest speakers. Their status as “girls” has to be emphasized and accentuated. One has to wonder why… Taking a quick look at the previous conferences, apparently there have been female speakers before, although the invited speakers have never been only “women”. Hmpf.