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I think the real nugget is that I wasn’t like a lot of the other presenters: I wore a dress, heels, and a big necklace. I was incredibly articulate and poised. I wasn’t a stand-up act or rough around the edges. I think that this set off a red flag to these men: “There is something different here. Different is bad.” Is it possible that the only frame of reference they have for a strong woman in front of an audience, speaking articulately, is their school teachers?

–Lara Swanson on presenting while female.

2018-05-22T08:53:08+00:0018th September, 2014|Tags: culture|Comments Off on Unsolicited.