Why Gender-Bias at CES Crushes Innovation
Founder and CEO Lora Haddock Breaks it Down
We were selected as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Robotics and Drones. But a month later administrators at CES decided to revoke that win, despite a panel of independent judges. At CES, the administrators are deciding what’s innovative, not the experts, and it rarely seems to include women.
At its core these gender-biases smother innovation by blocking access to funding, exposure, and consumers that could take brands and products to the next level. But if CES and CTA are so intent on keeping women and sex tech out, we’ll never find out.