When you publish a list of people to know in an industry and those people are all male, the list may reveal more about yourself than you intended.
I’m assuming there was no editor to ask some important questions. The result makes a person wonder if the writer and publishers:
- Really believe the only people worth knowing are male.
- Did not know there are females worth knowing in the industry.
- Even considered the possibility that some women have an impact.
- Were just too lazy or didn’t care enough to do a thorough job.
None of those possible reasons for the males-only list reflects well on the guys at Element.ly. On a positive note, they did show the good judgment to publish this two days later: