Her commitment to the communities she was serving was unwavering. She ensured that research results were disseminated to communities before presenting at conferences.
There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.
Men still dominate the science media landscape, among both quoted sources and the writers themselves. Confronting this problem is not a job just for women, or just for the media - it's for everyone.
Scientific research can be a daunting career choice for women of colour, according to a recent survey which found they face a "barrage of brief, everyday racial slights" at work.
Building a strong 'engineering identity' is a key step towards bringing more women into the field, a new report has found.
Having fewer children is one of the most effective ways an individual can mitigate climate change.
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique. Women in a mechanical engineering class were targeted, and 30 years later the ratio of women to men in engineering hasn't improved much.
Engineering is in a better place than in 1989. More women are studying the field, and academic administrators and managers want to hire female engineers. But more work is still needed.
Awards can make scientific careers, but too often award rules and application processes shut women out.
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.
Many college students take math classes they've already taken in high school. Why does this happen? Is it a problem?
Academic partnerships with diplomats, industry leaders and others, can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM.
We are three professional women who all made different decisions regarding name changes.
There are at least eight different ways to view gender equality. And this helps us understand why one of the biggest challenges for workplace gender equality is defining and measuring success.
You can support career development by nominating a deserving scientist, innovator or science teacher for recognition through a prize or award.
Women have made life-changing research discoveries in the life sciences. Their achievements need to be recognized in order to increase future discoveries by women scientists.
With changing student demographics, STEM programs need to provide different supports to accommodate the needs of women returning to education after a break.
Women are drastically under-represented in the science, technology, engineering and maths fields.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
The Athena Swan charter commits research institutions to create a gender inclusive workplace, through taking action and being held accountable. 15 Australian institutions are now bronze awardees.