Female role models can inspire the next generation through many different media.
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Donna Strickland is the first woman in 55 years to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Let's hope the next such award to a woman won't take so long.
Large gaps in the representation of women in science careers later in life are not due to lack of ability in the classroom.
Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.
The new physics syllabus for year 11 and 12 students in NSW contains no mention of specific women who have contributed to the field, nor their work.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.
New research shows children's images of scientists are all too often male.
If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
This year 77 women took part in the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership training program. Rough weather enroute put group decision-making skills to the test.
Americans' widespread belief that they live in a meritocracy where anyone can get ahead actually makes inequality even worse, particularly in terms of gender.
The geosciences are the least diverse of all STEM fields. Inhospitable climates at academic science conferences may be one of the reasons.
While much is being done to increase the number of women working in science, new research shows it could take many, many years to reach parity with men.
Research has found Silicon Valley engineers feared speaking up when they recognise poor behaviour among their male colleagues.
Women are underrepresented in academic science. New research finds the problem is even worse in terms of who authors high-profile journal articles – bad news for women's career advancement.
Family, marriage and culture are among the factors that influence black women's experiences as scientists.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
Do you ever feel that you're just not good enough for your job?
Women are making inroads in the gaming industry but progress is slow. We need more flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, to fix the gender imbalance.