Manels suck. Don’t do manels. Do not do manels, I tell you.
Women Also Know Stuff is a website dedicated to making it easier for journalists, policymakers, and the wider public to easily access experts in different issue areas. You no longer have an excuse to organize an all-male panel of experts.
Here is a brief description of the website.
So often while planning a conference, brainstorming a list of speakers, or searching for experts to cite or interview, it can be difficult to think of any scholars who aren’t male. We’ve all been there… you just know that a woman has got to be studying that topic… but who?
This site is intended to provide an easily accessible database of female experts in a variety of areas.
This site was created and is maintained by political scientists and, as such, focuses on politics, policy, and government, but also on methods in the social sciences. (We’re certain that women know stuff in other fields too, though!)
And here is the Monkey Cage blog post on the same.