By Emily Gannett (Co-Founder, Change the Ratio)
So what constitutes an amazing panel? Well, great content presented by smart people, of course, but another initiative important to the SXSW 2012 planning team this year is diversity. As the tech industry continues its rapid evolution, diversity of voices has been key in this growth with women-lead initiatives leading the charge.

Which means that in 2012 we should be seeing even more amazing panels led by women, right? Right — but it couldn’t hurt to vote for a few, just to be safe. To that end, Change The Ratio has assembled a list of some of most interesting panels featuring some of the smartest women in this industry. Change the Ratio is predicated on the belief that visibility begets access begets opportunity — and we want to maximize it all for women next year at SXSW 2012.

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