Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Why Do Girls Lose Interest in STEM? New Research Has Some Answers - And What We Can Do About It
Despite the high priority that is placed on STEM in schools, efforts to expand female interest and employment in STEM are not working as well as intended. Ways to better support young women include interactive projects, and mentoring from parents and community members. "We need to teach girls that it is all right to sit with the discomfort of not knowing the right answer right away."
Four concrete suggestions - for Childcare, Accommodate families, Resources, Establish social networks - are directed toward research societies and conference organizers who are willing to take a leadership role in creating solutions, either incrementally or on a large scale.
Persistent Underrepresentation of Women's Science in High Profile Journals
Study found that 1) Women authors have been persistently underrepresented in high-profile journals, and 2) The percent of female first and last authors is negatively associated with a journal's impact factor.
Brilliant Scientific Discoveries We Have Badass Women to Thank For
Despite numerous push-backs and disregard from male colleagues, these women persevered to make some of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history, paving the way for millions of young women and girls to enter what was traditionally a male-dominated industry.
Universities Urged to Do More to Nurture Women in Science
African universities have been urged to foster gender equality, parity and mentoring of girls and early career women scientists in STEM, in order to facilitate economic transformation and other developmental challenges affecting the East African region.
#MeToo has hit China's universities, despite efforts of internet censors
The global #MeToo movement is slowly catching on in China, despite strict censorship on the internet. After highly-regarded Beihang University professor Chen Xiaowu was dismissed over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, students and alumni from dozens of top universities have launched on petitions demanding that school administrators establish official policies …
Gender Balance in Time-Keeping at Life Science Conferences
Male speakers exceeded their allocated time more frequently than female speakers, especially at large conferences (73% vs 49%). Since conferences are an important arena for science dissemination this might have a negative impact on female scientist's careers.