Re: The flip side
"Bitter white male syndrome anyone?"
Conference organizer, in fact. And therefore I know of what I speak. We come up with a list of potential speakers, and then we rack our brains trying to come up with more women.
So if you are a woman invited to a conference, you cannot tell whether it's because you were on list 1 or list 2. And we try to invite the women first so that we catch them before any other conference organizers do.
The fact is that conferences are judged by the 'how many women' metric, as evidenced here, and therefore it will affect the outcome.