Minimalist Posters Celebrating Six Pioneering Women in Science
One designer’s homage to Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Grace Hopper, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride.
Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies
Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson Last updated May 1, 2018 (NB: Although we continue to work together to find and confer on entries to this annotated blog, Cathy N. Davidson would like to acknowledge that Danica Savonick is the lead author and continues to lead this project some years after it launched in its first, much more modest iteration. We are gratified that it has
If Male Scientists Were Written About Like Female Scientists
"A devout husband and father, Darwin balanced his family duties with the study of the specimens he brought from his travels."
Children don't ruin women's careers — husbands do, Harvard study finds
Women aren't failing to meet career goals because they’re 'opting out' when they have kids, but because they’re allowing their partners’ careers to take precedence
Women Are Seen As Better Coders - But Only If Their Gender Isn't Known
The year is 2016 and unfortunately, sexism is still commonplace. The latest manifestation of this has appeared in the field of coding: Although women are c
Exploring the data on gender and GitHub repo ownership
an interesting graphFor several popular programming languages, this chart shows the gender breakdown of the owners of public GitHub repositories. Each owner’...
Female academics face huge sexist bias – no wonder there are so few of them
A new online tool reveals the stark gender bias in how students evaluate their university lecturers. This is yet another hurdle for women in academia to overcome
Males Under-Estimate Academic Performance of Their Female Peers in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms
Women who start college in one of the natural or physical sciences leave in greater proportions than their male peers. The reasons for this difference are complex, and one possible contributing factor is the social environment women experience in the classroom. Using social network analysis, we explore how gender influences the confidence that college-level biology students have in each other’s mastery of biology. Results reveal that males are more likely than females to be named by peers as…
but what can I do?
The theme of International Women's Day 2015 was "Make it Happen". Over the past few months I've been asked to speak on that topic at my home institution, and at other venues in Australia and in the UK. In those talks I report the stats and reasons for the poor progression of women in academia and also suggest how individuals…