Invitation of Trump’s daughter draws outrage after years of overlooking women in tech 🐷
"CES, the leading consumer-electronics trade show, is facing criticism after picking Ivanka Trump to serve as its keynote speaker next month in Las Vegas, after years of being accused of overlooking the role of women in technology."
"The selection of Donald Trump’s daughter and top adviser exposes the vast electronics expo to charges that when, finally, it invites a female keynote speaker, it invites one with limited experience in technology."
“This is a terrible choice on so many levels but also – what an insult to the YEARS AND YEARS of protesting how few women were invited to keynote & being told it was a pipeline problem while similarly-situated men were elevated,” tech commentator Rachel Sklar tweeted. “There are so many great, qualified women. Shame.”
"But set alongside Quibi chief Meg Whitman and founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, NBCUniversal’s Linda Yaccarino, Daimler’s Ola Källenius, Delta’s Ed Bastian, Samsung’s Hyun-Suk Kim and Salesforce’s Marc Benioff – all speakers at the tradeshow – Ivanka Trump’s own business credentials appear slight."
'What an insult': CES names Ivanka Trump as keynote speaker
The Guardian, December 31, 2019
"Why is CTA giving a prominent speaking platform to a polarizing figure like Ivanka Trump? One of the trade group’s goals has been to lobby the Trump administration to soften the president’s hard-line stance on trade talks with China. The industry says high tariffs on Chinese imports will harm its business. “The president is right to fight against China’s forced technology transfers and IP theft — but tariffs are taxes on Americans, putting us on the wrong economic path and compromising our global leadership,” Shapiro said in a statement in August. President Trump has said he expects to sign a new trade deal with China on Jan. 15 that would suspend tariffs on goods including smartphones."
Ivanka Trump Confirmed as CES 2020 Keynote Speaker
Variety, December 27, 2019