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An article recently published by NPR titled “Survey Suggests ‘Manels’—All Male Panels—Are Still the Norm” revealed that men outnumbered women more than two to one as speakers at events in the last five years. The news came from a survey released by Bizzabo, an event software company, who analyzed private sector events in 23 countries and found that, of 60,000 speakers, 69 percent were men and only 31 percent were women. A breakdown of the gender distribution by country shows that the gender gap in the United States was slightly smaller—men made up 65 percent of speakers and women made up 35 percent. Notably, the survey included events in 23 different industries, and women did not outnumber men in any industry.

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