By  on September 23, 2015

At today’s Techcrunch Disrupt diversity panel, the conversation was dominated by the topic of “women in tech.” Panelists Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (of Joyus), Tracy Chou (of Pinterest) and Isis Anchalee (of OneLogin), have each come to the forefront of this topic, and as moderator Alexia Tsotsis mentioned, the last time that the annual conference hosted a similar discussion was in 2010. The main reason? No women wanted to be on a “women in tech” panel. But with today’s talk, and last week’s Dreamforce, it looks like that sentiment might be shifting.

On Friday, San Francisco cloud computing company Salesforce closed Dreamforce, its annual  160,000-strong software conference. Just as much a pep rally as networking and sales opportunity, the gathering included special guests ranging from Stevie Wonder to Goldie Hawn, and included a first-time cruise ship (or “Dreamboat”) to accommodate overflow out-of-towners.

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