Women and SXSW 2011

We’re smack-dab in the middle of SXSW week, and the Guardian has an interesting article about the increasing number of women attending the event.  It’s in the Guardian’s Tech section, so it’s not very music focused.  But still a good, short read.

From the Guardian:

The attendees today decide that they should form an alliance, and the working title is mooted as the Relentless Women of SXSW. It has a forceful ring to it, and appropriate given that the number of women attending SXSW is rising every year. Gascoigne, who has attended SXSW four years running, says the presence of women this year is visibly larger than ever before. It’s an encouraging sign that at a conference which covers a trio of industries dominated by men – interactive, film and music – women are finding the time to band together in an effort to continue this trend.

I’m sad to say I’ve never been.  Are any of you all at the festival?

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