But what does a consumer tech show have to do with the current toxic revelations of harassment, assault, bullying and abuse coming out of almost every influential American institution and industry? Just about everything, because at the center of all of this is power, perceived and real. The power to hire, to fire, to promote, to celebrate, and most important, to be heard. Who speaks on national platforms, who stands before decision makers, and who appears in the media on lists of who is important signal value. It’s about measuring worth. Zero women speaking in the most coveted slots is a big flashing signal that we’re not worth it.