At a recent annual life science conference in Boston, we were extremely disappointed to learn about an annual party indirectly associated with the event which featured female topless dancers with corporate sponsors’ names painted on their bodies. This defiles the dignity of women in this and every industry.
Today, we respond as a network of leaders who are committed to enabling women to have greater access to knowledge, capital and influence in their efforts to transform industries. Our mission remains steadfast in the face of these unprofessional distractions – and we will continue to raise our voice in opposition to such displays.
As we forge ahead, we urge corporations to pay close attention to how your brand is represented in every facet of a conference you support. This is your opportunity to ensure everyone is shown respect.
– The Board of Directors of Springboard Enterprises