At 13:32 27-04-2012, Alissa Cooper wrote:
I don't think the meeting survey hasn't asked about gender in the
past. Maybe it should.
At 12:24 27-04-2012, Margaret Wasserman wrote:
I don't think that the relatively low numbers of women in the IETF
leadership are necessarily indicative of a problem, because I think
they roughly match the low percentage of women among IETF attendees.
It's hard to say (see above).
The question might be whether the culture perpetuates the gender
and/or other issues.
At 14:35 27-04-2012, Robin Uyeshiro wrote:
A recent perspctive on that:
The STEM workforce in China is 40% and 24% in the U.S.
At 12:23 27-04-2012, John C Klensin wrote:
As long as a significant number of newcomers are appearing,
signs of an aging leadership are almost certainly a leadership
development problem (which could include insufficient
The newcomers may be appearing and disappearing. It isn't possible
to assess that from the figures I posted. If the leadership is
static, it affects the breath of perspectives. It can also lead to inertia.
Just my opinion while striking my white beard (which I'd
probably be doing loudly at the microphone if this came up in a
I suggest that the IETF publishes a BCP with the following rules for
the mic line:
Attended 1 meeting - 5 mins
Attended 2 meeting - 4 mins
Attended 3 meeting - 3 mins
Attended 4 meeting - 2 mins
Attended more than 4 - 1 min