, we have female participants but it's a small minority... and we would really love to be more diverse.
But so many women visit us, dig all the cool stuff we have (3Dprinters, sewing machines, tools for wood- and metalworking, computer museum, laser cutters and so on) and then say 'This is great, my husband/male friend/nephew/son/male neighbour would love this!'
I wish I knew what we could do to make these women say 'This is great, I love this, can I join in?' At least I'm doing my part by being visible, so women know that it's not an all-male space.
We have toilets that aren't filthy, we do a pretty decent job of cleaning up after ourselves, and there are no sexist posters hanging in our workshops. Our activities are diverse and span a wide range, from workshops on computer security and Arduinos to welding, t-shirt printing, sushi making, board games and lock picking.
Does anyone have ideas about things we could try to get more women to visit, join, use and enjoy our hackerspace?
We're located in Europe, in case it matters.
(This question sprouted from a comment and was triggered by a friendly nudge from another MeFite. Thank you!)