A New Report Uses Data To Drive Diversity In STEM Fields
The report identifies and addresses three critical points for women and women of color tech and science entrepreneurs: the myth that there is a "pipeline problem", the fact that traditional accelerator programs are not working for this population and how investors can fix the funding gap.
Why It’s Hard to Prove Gender Discrimination in Science
Lack of transparency and unconscious biases make it hard to spot inequality. Scientists pride themselves on objectivity, and may, therefore, be slow to see how unconscious biases alter their judgment and actions.
Billionaires Are Rushing into Biotech. Inequality Is Following Them into Science
In this era of billionaires and unequal funding, where is research going? And perhaps more importantly, how will our changing resources affect the training, success, and diversity of the scientists of our future?
Behold, the Marticle (A Primer on How to Avoid Only Quoting Men as Sources)
Women being left out of national security discussions is not a new discovery. What struck us is that when it comes to nuclear policy, there are ample women to quote, so why isn’t that reflected in the reporting?
In Tackling Gender Inequality in STEM, Considerations of Culture
Study finds that countries ranking higher on measures of gender equality tend to have fewer women pursuing a STEM education than those further down the gender equality ranks. The analysis suggests that there are girls with the grades, confidence, and the enjoyment of science to go into STEM, who still end up pursuing other careers. For the numerous organizations dedicated to addressing the problem of women’s underrepresentation in science, solutions are far from clear.