female speakers @ tech conferences

As a generalist software geek in Australia/NZ, there is not a lot of choice when it comes to conferences. One advantage of the limited menu we have is that it is relatively easy to track trends of the available conferences over time and one such trend I am particularly interested in is how many female speakers get an opportunity to present at these conferences.

Disclaimer: Gender presence is only one form of diversity to consider and the approach I’ve used is unscientific and assuming a gender binary world, but I hope you find this information useful even with the shortcomings in my method.

Conferences tracked
75
Biggest recent improver
1st Conf
+36%
2016 -> 2017
Average f:m%
27%
Average f:m% (2018)
43%
Last added
Web Directions Code (2018)
28%
f:m
who
#f
#m
where
added
1
67%
CSS Conf Melbourne (2018)
63Melbourne, Australia
6 months ago
2
58%
Code Mania (2016)
75Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
3
57%
1st Conf (2017)
129Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
4
57%
LevelsConf (2018)
43Melbourne, Australia
2 months ago
5
56%
JS Conf Melbourne (2016)
54Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
6
53%
Webstock (2016)
109Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
7
53%
RubyConf (2018)
109Sydney, Australia
5 months ago
8
52%
Webstock (2018)
1110Wellington, New Zealand
5 months ago
9
52%
Webstock (2017)
1110Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
10
52%
Voxxed Days (2018)
1211Melbourne, Australia
4 months ago
11
50%
Kiwi Ruby (2017)
55Wellington, New Zealand
5 months ago
12
50%
Code Mania (2015)
66Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
13
45%
Webstock (2012)
911Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
14
44%
JS Conf Melbourne (2018)
79Melbourne, Australia
6 months ago
15
43%
1st Conf (2018)
1520Melbourne, Australia
5 months ago
16
42%
Code Mania (2017)
57Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
17
42%
Buzz Conf (2016)
1014Ballan, Victoria, Australia
9 months ago
18
38%
Agile Australia (2017)
2643Sydney, Australia
3 years ago
19
38%
Web Directions Code (2016)
610Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
20
37%
RubyConf (2016)
1017Gold Coast, Australia
1 year ago
21
37%
Webstock (2014)
712Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
22
36%
Webstock (2015)
814Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
23
36%
RubyConf (2017)
1018Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
24
35%
RubyConf (2015)
815Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
25
33%
YOW (2016)
1326Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
26
33%
Web Directions Code (2017)
612Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
27
32%
YOW West (2017)
715Perth, Australia
3 years ago
28
32%
Buzz Conf (2017)
715Ballan, Victoria, Australia
9 months ago
29
31%
LAST (2017)
51112Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
30
31%
Agile Australia (2016)
1943Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
31
28%
YOW (2017)
1128Melbourne, Australia
7 months ago
32
28%
Web Directions Code (2018)
513Melbourne, Australia
2 months ago
33
26%
1st Conf (2015)
720Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
34
25%
Code Mania (2014)
39Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
35
25%
Buzz Conf (2015)
618Ballan, Victoria, Australia
9 months ago
36
25%
LAST (2016)
33100Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
37
23%
Linux.conf.au (2018)
36118Sydney, Australia
6 months ago
38
23%
ScaleConf (2017)
310Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
39
23%
Webstock (2013)
517Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
40
22%
DevOps Days (2016)
27Sydney, Australia
1 year ago
41
22%
LAST (2015)
1968Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
42
21%
Agile Australia (2015)
1555Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
43
21%
1st Conf (2016)
623Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
44
21%
Agile Australia (2014)
1350Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
45
20%
Code Mania (2013)
28Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
46
20%
JS Conf Melbourne (2014)
28Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
47
20%
DevOps Days (2017)
28Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
48
19%
Webstock (2011)
417Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
49
18%
YOW (2015)
731Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
50
18%
Web Directions Code (2013)
418Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
51
18%
LAST (2013)
1254Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
52
18%
YOW (2014)
836Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
53
17%
DevOps Days (2016)
210Wellington, New Zealand
1 year ago
54
17%
LAST (2014)
1155Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
55
17%
Compose Conference (2017)
210Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
56
17%
YOW Lambda Jam (2014)
210Brisbane, Australia
3 years ago
57
16%
Web Directions Code (2014)
316Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
58
15%
Compose Conference (2016)
211Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
59
15%
ScaleConf (2016)
211Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
60
15%
Web Directions Code (2015)
317Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
61
14%
Webstock (2010)
318Wellington, New Zealand
3 years ago
62
14%
Container Camp (2018)
319Melbourne, Australia
3 months ago
63
12%
YOW West (2014)
323Perth, Australia
3 years ago
64
11%
RubyConf (2014)
325Sydney, Australia
1 year ago
65
9%
DevOps Days (2014)
110Brisbane, Australia
1 year ago
66
9%
Code Mania (2012)
110Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
67
9%
YOW Lambda Jam (2017)
221Brisbane, Australia
3 years ago
68
8%
YOW (2013)
334Melbourne, Australia
3 years ago
69
7%
YOW West (2016)
228Perth, Australia
3 years ago
70
6%
YOW West (2015)
232Perth, Australia
3 years ago
71
4%
YOW Lambda Jam (2016)
123Brisbane, Australia
3 years ago
72
0%
YOW Lambda Jam (2015)
032Brisbane, Australia
3 years ago
73
0%
YOW Lambda Jam (2013)
013Brisbane, Australia
3 years ago
74
0%
DevOps Days (2015)
09Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
75
0%
DevOps Days (2013)
07Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago

Legend
0% >= diversity < 10%
10% >= diversity < 20%
20% >= diversity < 30%
30% >= diversity < 40%
40% >= diversity < 50%
>= 50% diversity ≤ 100%
12 confs >= 50%5 confs >= 40%13 confs >= 30%17 confs >= 20%17 confs >= 10%11 confs < 10%# Confs by Diversity Group