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Dan Gregory @DanGregoryTII

“Every study into diversity and collaboration I've read supports the fact that it raises the collective IQ. The lack of diversity is as much an affront to our intelligence as it is an undeniable bias!” smh.com.au

Darren Hill @fromdarrenhill

“There's no need — ever — for a panel to be all-male. It’s lazy at best and deeply misogynistic at worst. No females = no panel. End of story.” smh.com.au

Jason Fox @drjasonfox

“If you care about quality thinking, you care about diversity. To do otherwise is an anathema to meaningful progress.” smh.com.au

Adam Fraser @DrAdamFraser

“For too long business has missed out on the rich diversity that women bring. Men need to do more of the heavy lifting when it comes to diversity.” smh.com.au

Matt Church @mattchurch

“Lets not talk about diversity but do nothing about it. No one of us is as smart as all of us. It’s smart business to change the mix.” smh.com.au

Will Dayble @willdayble

“Our differences make us great. Do more of it.” - willdayble.com

Luke Giuliani @lukegiuliani

“The point of a panel or talk is to get diverse opinions and learn new things. Homogeneity is the opposite of that.”

Billy @billistrations

“I will not speak on a panel which entirely consists of man men.”

Ben Dechrai bendechrai.com

“Diversity is the key to meaningful discussion, and meaningful discussion is the key to meaningful change.”

Geoff Gourley @geoffgourley

“Diversity on panels brings intelligence, balance and depth to the discussion.”

Aaron Tait educationchangemakers.com

“In an industry where 69% of the workforce is female, it makes absolutely no sense to have all male panels at education events! ”

Ian Jones www.agiledg.com

“knowledge has no concern for boundaries. why restrict the rich diversity available?”

Kathryn Ananda kathrynananda.com

“Of course, my presence would ensure that it no longer was such a panel... Open up this issue further: who else do we systemically overlook?”

Clare Carmody au.linkedin.com/in/clarecarmody

“The more diverse things are, the more fun and creative and interesting they are.”

Alvaro @alvaromaz

“It would be silly not to”

Liam Brennan @LCBrennan

“Aside form the moral issue at play, diversity ultimately produces better work. Things need to change - for the better.”

Al Jeffery @realiseflow

“Male-dominated thinking drove us here. We need balanced thinking to get us out!”

Jason Henham slate-consulting.com

“All male panels = less diversity, less fun, less learning, less progress”

Simon Terry simonterry.com

“Diverse voices make for better conversation and richer insights. ”

Rowdy McLean rowdymclean.com

“Gender diversity, parity and equality should be the focus of every organization in a modern economy!”

Murray Galbraith www.myriad.live

“I have spent the past 18 months of my life dedicated to this exact cause. Myriad is my small contributions, we hope you enjoy it!”

Atlanta Daniel @LANTS

“Great initiative. ”

Charlie Gleason charliegleason.com

“The absence of privilege can sometimes feel like oppression, but it's not. It's progress.”

Colin Ellis twitter.com/colindellis

“All male panels promote an outdated view of the world and continue to deny women the experience and recognition they deserve.”

Simon Waller simonwaller.com.au

“Panel diversity is ultimately about giving the best experience to delegates”

Martin Gleeson @martingleeson

“We won't achieve real diversity unless we decide to and take active steps to make it happen. ”

Phillip Halliday @B0okman

“There are two sides to every coin.”

Rainer @laryllian

“I know, your dog ate your list of female speakers... well, my dog ate your invitaion then.”

Rahul Soans disruptivebusinessnetwork.com

“There isnt a topic in the world that shouldnt have a female voice”

Thomi Richards tech-foo.net

“Why would I want to further the harmful appearance of a monoculture in this industry?”

Alan Jones @bigyahu

“It's time for old, rich white men to share the mic.”

Jason Bakker @jason_bakker

“There are invisible, systemic biases that affect us every single day - it is our responsibility to visibly push in the other direction.”

Jon King @J2koffline

“If there's one thing more boring than watching an all-male panel, it's sitting on an all-male panel.”

Jordan Carter @jordantcarter

“I believe in equality and diversity. My actions should match my beliefs.”

Paul Brislen Brislen.nz

“Too many dicks on the dance floor. ”

Dan Groch @dan_groch

“Wisdom of crowds depends on two features: diversity and independence of opinions. More of both would make the world a better place. ”

Dr Jordan Nguyen www.drjordannguyen.com

“Diversity on panels is so incredibly important! Has always been an important part of my work and my teams, great initiative!”

Shane Feldman @shanefeldman

“Because there is absolutely no reason why panels (and everything else for that matter) shouldn't be equal. Better balance = Better future.”

Tom Dawkins @tomjd

“It's going to take all of us to rise to the challenges & opportunities of our times and I won't be part of a panel that excludes half of us.”

Emeli Paulo www.collectivepotential.com.au

“What's wrong with us women? Or should I ask, why is diverse opinions the solution? ”

Alan Arthur @alanarthur

“My profession has a problem with lack of diversity. I want to be part of the solution”

Sanja Jovanovic www.talentacademy.com.au

“Diversity is our greatest asset as a society. ”

Simon Mossman au.linkedin.com/in/simonmossman

“Quite simply, all-male panels is like yin without yang. Without balance, we are nothing. #lifesrichpageant”

Koky Saly www.beekeeperparade.com

“I can't think of anything more boring than being on an all male panel. Except listening to one.”

Gary Edwards garyedwards.com.au

“We're fooling ourselves if we think that a panel of all men is a good way to think through an issue. Diversity dispels that illusion”

David Hood doingsomethinggood.com.au

“Because we're all missing out! Without diversity of perspectives, experiences and ideas, we're missing the most valuable things we can learn”

Dan Turton www.danturton.com

“It shouldn't even be an issue in our world today, but it is, so we are talking about it. Furthermore, we are doing something!”

Kath Mazzella wwwkathmazzella.com

“Having men and women on a panel gives it a balanced point of view”

Simon spencer edgelabs.com.au

“Seriously. It's 2016 and this should not be an issue but it is!”

Stephen Scott Johnson stephenscottjohnson.com

“Diversity is the essence of thriving culture ”

Darren Fleming www.darrenfleming.com.au

“It is wrong that our daughters are held back because of their gender”

Tony Burrett @tonyburrett

“It makes no sense to have a panel consisting of all men. I won't stand for it!”

Jenny Hoy jensreikirealm.com

“I believe in equality and not male biasness.”

Dr David Cooke konicaminolta.com.au

“Shame that we still need to talk about having an awesome inclusive attitude toward half the population ”

Alicia Dunams www.aliciadunams.com

“We need gender diversity as well as ethnic diversity. We also get to end all white social media panels, etc. C'mon people.”

Evelyn Jackson @corporatecrayon.com

“Diverse perspectives = balanced thinking and greater solution to reimagine what's possible ”

Richard Hodge www.drrichardhodge.com

“The 1776 Declaration of Independence held self evident truths. Panel diversity is the 2016 addition ”

Adam Williams @williams_a_c

“Great initiative - the rail industry has a mountain to climb on gender diversity.”

Anna Reeves www.thatstartupshow.tv

“Diversity is about representation of all people - you just do it. We did on That Startup Show from day 1. ”

Ryan Ebert phwgroup.com.au

“Embrace the change the world needs everyone to be involved to achieve great things ”

Ashley Howden www.ashleyhowden.com

“Diversity of thought and deed is essential for rigour in decision making. That should reflected in all public debate.”

Drew Browne drewbrowne.com.au

“Surround yourself with better thinkers and be found on the right side of history ”

Tom Quinn @tomdquinn

“Talent is equal across genders, if its all male its a substandard panel. Plus, it's 2016. Time to get with the program.”

Paul Fairhead www.wearehuddle.com

“The dog days are over”

Janet Beckers @JanetBeckers

“7 years ago I started wwwomen to shine the light on successful biz women because I couldn't find them at events.2016 nothing's changed.”

Colin James colinjamesmethod.com.au

“Gender, age and cultural diversity on panels provide higher value for audiences. It's that simple. ”

Dr Bhakti Devi au.linkedin.com/in/bhaktidevi

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength”

Amantha Imber www.inventium.com.au

“If I'm on the panel, then it's obviously not an all-male one. Bring on more chics!”

Desmond Sherlock tripcover.com.au

“I suggest a more preemptive approach i.e. To leave the quota of female seats vacant if not filled by women. Time for accountabil not excuses”

Richard ravencg.com.au

“Diversity is the key to success - happy to step aside to make sure that happens”

Andrew Roberts @andrew_roberts

“Building diversity in business starts with diverse leaders and panels are a great platform for showcasing the right mix of leaders.”

Michelle Redfern michelleredfern.com

“I will only appear in & attend events where this is gender balance. One token female is not enough.”

Matt Wicking www.mattwicking.com

“For the future to be different, the present must be diverse.”

Tracey Robinson @robbo81

“Without diversity we won't develop, innovate or progress. It's a must! ”

Ben Crothers @bencrothers

“Diversity belongs at all, in all and to all. Why should public speaking and panels be any different?”

Craig Thomler @craigthomler

“We need a range of perspectives at the front of room, and while we still need to go further, including women on all panels is a good start.”

Jacob jacoblindsay.com.au

“We have already been through one big stint of the middle ages, no one wants that again. ”

Michele Gennoe www.michelegennoe.com

“Innovation and Disruption will only work when equality means equality for all of Humanity”

Mykel Dixon mykeldixon.com

“It's a no brainer, no women, no show. ”

Andrew Melville andrewmelville.com

“Manning up today to have diverse genders, ethnicities, and difference fairly represented ”

Euan Ritchie euanritchie.org/

“Because gender bias affects all of us, and needs to change”

David O'Reardon @silversix_dave

“Happy to pledge. Embarrassed that, in this day and age, there's a need for it.”

Natasha Robinson @ntash_r

“Because women have interesting and intelligent perspectives too! And token female presence doesn't count. ”

Sue Parker www.dvgroup.com.au

“All men is boring - diversity is exciting.”

Dave Faulkner www.educationchangemakers.com

“Diversity provides the best collective genius!”

Japh Thomson @Japh

“It feels strange that this is necessary, but it is, at least until balance is achieved and becomes the new normal.”

Geoff McDonald geoffmcdonald.com

“Half the world is female... ”

Jamie Madden @Jamiemadsun

“Because if my daughters are going to change the world we need to start now.”

Rick Measham @divZero_

“There is no panel that could not benefit from diversity in voice”

Dave Slutzkin @daveslutzkin

“Panels seem to be made up of the same 20 men in random order. Diversity would be more interesting even if it wasn't the right thing to do.”

David phwgroup.com.au

“Let's face it, woman are smarter, more socially skilled, in touch with their heart space and live longer than us... ”

Holly Jones @dochpjones

“Awesome initiative! I'd like to see it expanded to include other underrepresented groups: People of color, with disabilities, etc.”

Jordan Walsh jordwalsh.com

“How can anyone form a well rounded opinion without discussing views from a diverse range of people? I fully support this initiative.”

Aaron Jorbin @aaronjorbin

“Diverse backgrounds and experiences lead to more and better ideas.”

Anthony Ferrara @ircmaxell

“Diversity matters because it shouldn't have to matter. And until we get to that point, we need to take steps to improve it.”

Louka Parry @loukaparry

“A diversity of voices isn't just a 'nice' thing. It's crucial for robust debate and better decisions, and to break down systemic sexism.”

Ben Pettingill benpettingill.com

“Ideas for positive change and equality are nothing without action. Today, tomorrow and always, I take action.”

Leo Flander @leo_flander

“This change needs to be made, and this is the best way I know to get started.”

Gautam Raju @gautamraju

“Because it's 2016”

Gavin Heaton servantofchaos.com

“Let's just say enough is enough. More women. More diversity. More voices”

Brendon Hillermann @brehil1

“Why in the world would I not be all in?”

Laurie Bahri @Laurie_Bahri

“Tired of the assumption that "males do it best". What about encouraging more women to get out thre? Often they don't toot their own horn. ”

Jonathan Rhodes rhodesconservation.com

“Diversity is something we must all fight for”

syed muhammad asyraf bluecollarcollaborative.com

“there needs to be a duality in its essence to have an outcome which is of any value”

Siddarth Das @siddarthdas

“As Justin Trudeau said 'because it's 2016'...”

Michael McQueen michaemcqueen.net

“Such a great initiative!”

Sam Marley-Jarrett samjarrett.com.au

“It's 2016 and about time we started making decent and meaningful strides towards gender equality”

Mat Fitzgerald @matfitzgerald

“It just needs to happen. No excuses anymore.”

Lucas Renzi www. Twitter.com/lucasrenzi

“While I may not appear on any panel anyway, choosing not to says more than anything any one panelist was going to offer anyway”

Shab Kumar @shabkumar

“because I'm a feminist and a human being.”

Brianna Olzen facebook.com/BriannaOlzenPhotography

“How is this even a question? ”

Chen Hui Jing @hj_chen

““Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” ”

Saskia Fairfull @SaskiaFairfull

“Doing out bit in tech for diversity because we give a shit.”

Cris Popp www.crispopp.com

“It's just about fairness - besides diversity makes for better decisions.”

Mark Shayler www.thisisape.co.uk

“You know it makes sense. Should be 50/50”

Emily Alexandra @itsdra

“Cool. Now let's make a 'no interruption' policy! Wouldn't that be... http://nyti.ms/1A7Xwyw”

Louka Parry @loukaparry

“Truly rich discussion only occurs with a diversity of voice. The more they reflect society, the more relevant the insights. Let's do this! ”

Arif Cem Gündoğan @angarabaylari

“"I will not participate in all male panels / Sadece erkeklerin oluşturduğu panellere konuşmacı veya dinleyici olarak katılmayacağım."”

Kyle Eric Johnson ci-uhoh.com

“I work in IT, and we'll continue to struggle to get women and minorities involved all they ever see is white guy panels.”

Lorna Speid www.drugstomarket.com

“It is also time to get rid of token-ism. We need this type of initiative in pharma and for boards of directors. It isn't that hard. ”

Damien Stone www.water3.com.au/

“There's no excuse for sausage fest panels. A diverse panel will bring diverse viewpoints. ”

Russell B. Farr @russellbfarr

“If something is worth hearing about, it's worth hearing from everyone.”

Alexander Teixeira de Mattos www.gdln.eu

“How much more we can achieve by relying on the one thing we all have in common: our diversity !”

Robert Saab nothanksmate.com

“Too much is being said about gender equality but unfortunately too little has been done. Time for that to change!”

Mike Witcombe @MikeWitcombe

“Because diverse voices make for more interesting conversations.”

Roberto Arias Alegria metaluxo.com

“It's true that women are still a minority in the IT industry, however [minority] != 0”

Maiza de Lavenere Bastos uk.linkedin.com/in/maiza

“If they had the same opportunities as men, this wouldn't be necessary. But it is.”

Mihran Hovnanian uk.linkedin.com/in/mhovnanian

“Not signing is indefensible; even Karl Marx would have signed it "Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex."”

Chris Kinsey veteransmentalhealth.com

“Give ALL of Humanking a Voice !!”

Li Stevo twitter.com

“Diversity.”

John Hilton hotmail.com

“Absurd how we don't encourage talent from women. The problem is widespread and cultural, but efforts like this definitely help.”

Brian Ballantyne @brianballantyne

“Variety is the spice of life.”

Stuart Smith @StuSm1th

“Quite simply whatever field you're in, it's the 21st century and it's time we all stepped up”

Rich Grenyer www.geog.ox.ac.uk/staff/rgrenyer.html

“Because an all male panel is a sign of a dysfunctional event. Why bother?”

Scott Hanselman www.hanselman.com

“An inclusive tech environment makes it better for everyone.”

Greg Martin www.math.ubc.ca/~gerg

“I've never once heard of organizers failing to find impressive women when they included it among their priorities.”

Joseph George Allen wordpress.com/iamjosephallen

“Men and women have equally valid views”

Joe Larson @joelarson4

“Seriously, this should go without saying”

Marjan Hammink www.foodnote.nl

“Come on. It's 2016. Two thousand sixteen. ”

Axel van Rijsinge www.vanrijsinge.de

“Male + Female = Future”

Gianluca Fiorelli @gfiorelli1

“I know digital females that are 10X better than but don't have the chance to speak. We must end this.”

Gerjon Ikink twitter.com/gikink

“What is the use of a panel if it is not diverse? ”

Sebastiaan Rood www.basrood.eu/

“Gender discrimination must be a thing of the past. Let's make it happen!”

clare lewis www.clarelewis.org

“No women no world. ”

Robine Savert @robine_sevet

“Because it's 2016. How long is it gonna take?”

Craig Rispin CSP @craigrispin

“You had me at hello - count me in on #panelpledge - It was 20 years ago when I started bringing this up. Blank stares back mostly.”

Sze Chong www.owlhour.com

“I love having women on panels!”

Tom Marcinowski @TomHMarcinowski

“"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities." - Stephen R. Covey”

Ian Dunbar @icdunbar

“The Fintech community needs to promote diversity. I proudly support this initiative. ”

Matthew Cengia @mattcen

“Diversity is self-propagating. Women and other oppressed groups have a right to be heard; we should hold space for them.”

Kon Karapana-giotidis @Kon__K

“I will only speak on panels where women make up 50% of speaking panel. It's a matter of justice & equality.”

Josh Lipscombe @ajoshuacraig

“I will not attend an event with a panel that made up of only men ”

Grant Young @grantyoung

“Diversity equals value at so many levels and so many ways, it shouldn't even be a point of contention in this day and age...”

clare lloyd @thebroadstair

“Diversity is everybody's problem. We can solve it together. ”

Debra Cupitt oneten.com.au

“Gender equality can only be achieved when all voices are equally represented and heard.”

Nahkita Wolfe @skeetwolfe

“Because I live by my values, and I value diversity and inclusion.”

Nathan Murphy @leveragehacker

“There is no excuse in this day and age not to have a more diverse set of speakers on any panel. Let's change the story. ”

Marc Fickling @MarcFickling

“Panel diversity, put simply, it just makes sense! ”

Melissa Page www.pragmaticthinking.com

“These not so subtle non-inclusive acts are not setting an example for the next generation. Come on. It's 2016 people!!!!!!!”

Kirsteene Phelan www.femalefounders.me

“My mother taught me to lead by example.”

Ipek Uzpeder @IUzpeder

“Transform your conference with women on the top.”

Bas van de Haterd www.vandehaterd.nl

“more diversity leads to more points of view leads to greater understanding and tolerance”

John Cary @johncary

“Dudes, seriously? Why would anyone think an all-male panel is a good idea? #boring”

Callum McKirdy www.leadingideas.co.nz

“Audiences pay hard-earned money to hear new, best & innovative. All male panels are none of these. Let's not waste another dollar with bland”

Frank Wyatt @?lang=enhttp:

“Diversity by gender and ethnicity offers the world much greater potential as we bring different perceptions and experiences to the table”

Niki Scevak @nikiscevak

“Every conversation should have the voices of half of our population”

Kellie Tomney kellietomney.com

“Totally support this. Thank you amazing men + looking forward to amazing women join you! All in our strengths - richer perspective + results”

Rick Baker blackbird.vc

“Because it's just right.”

Ian Oppermann @ian_oppermann

“A focus on diversity means we are taking steps to unlock talent”

Alan Downie @alandownie

“There are plenty of people that can share more valuable insights than me, and half of those are female.”

Joel Connolly blackbird.vc

“Because uniformity is boring and I actually want to learn”

Colin Kinner www.colinkinner.com

“The startup community needs more women, and we won't achieve that by having all-male panels!”

Lauren Capelin @laurenjcapelin

“I am 100% willing to have a voice and play my part in bringing fair representation to panels everywhere!”

Danny Gilligan @dannygilligan

“I am in support because it just makes sense to have fair representation. An industry stance on this issue is long overdue.”

Simon Cant @simoncant

“For the sake of our industry, we need more women in positions of influence.”

The Supernova Tribe www.thesupernovatribe.com

“The Supernova Tribe stand for speaker diversity. Why? Because it is the way forward for every speakers bureau around the world. ”

Paula Bowden paulabowden.com

“Let's open the world ”

C. Pelin Isbilen cnspln.com

“I don't want to be in between of manspeaking war.”

Ilke Kilinc @ilkeveilke

“No thanks, mate”

Bill Bartee blackbird.vc

“Equality for all”