Andrea DiMaio loves to stir up the pot. And I love discussions with him on these topics because there is no equal in terms of ability to truly hash out tough questions.
But this one may not be so tough. He writes about women having an easier time with consuming and deploying Government 2.0. From my experience, very similar to his (we both travel way too much), I have had incredible conversations with female gov20 leaders and have seen some of them deploy whereas others simply discuss.
Not entirely sure of causality and in fact it may simply be that the environment that we have developed around women as opposed to men creates a need or structure to increased social interaction, but the result is pronounced. I was just in Korea and was approached by far more women than men in following up on the topic of my speech, and direct followup on twitter, Linked In, etc afterwards. This was a Tourismevent for the G20 Tourism Ministers in Buyeo, Korea, but it isn’t isolated to that industry.
Similar followups happened in New York City last week at the NYSEkeynote I gave on cloud computing and the followons and engaged conversations at London CityCamp had a pronounced gender bias in terms of actual action coming out of a particular engagement.
I am in Ireland the rest of this week and will certainly be watching to see if the DiMaio Effect continues. Thanks for the fuel for thought Andrea.
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