Fairness means everyone wins
Businesses need to run, speakers need to speak, and of course, money needs to change hands. Part of the issue is with the speakers, and part of this lands with the bureaus. If we can help create a more appropriate payment level, everybody wins. As James puts it:
“Bureau Partners and sales teams who work hard to represent their female keynoters, are part of a positive trend and a more significant strategy to diversify platforms and introduce their clients to a variety of talent. It would be a healthy business choice for bureau owners to assure this is happening across their team. And those who affirm their high-level female keynoters get the same fees as the male speakers on their roster will benefit financially. Ultimately, everyone makes more money and grows the business and grows the industry when bureaus are advocating for women and helping their clients. “
The gauntlet is thrown. She urges the bureaus to work harder to get female speakers the same fees as male speakers on their roster. To keep fighting the good fight, you need strength. James draws on confidence and long-term focus. On top of that, there is just one more thing required to keep the banner raised:
“There is also an unwritten strength, and that is that I know I have a responsibility to help raise the market awareness of the power and talent of female keynoters. I have a responsibility to insist on appropriate fees for my experience and expertise and hold to the higher fees for the benefit of others in this business, not just me.”
That’s all for now. I wish you tons of success in your business pursuits and remember that you have tons of speaker colleagues. And they’re the nicest.
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