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.
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.
Mirzakhani blazed to the top of her field due to her talent. But who she was and where she came from also make her a role model for those from underrepresented demographics in the world of math.
Fingers on buzzers.
Advertisers are partly to blame for women being underrepresented in traditionally male domains such as science.
Society, parents, schools and popular media all perpetuate the myth that girls don't have the brains or ability to be scientists. Of course, that simply isn't true.
There are many challenges for young women embarking on a career in science. Here are some tips for how to make it work.
Targets and initiatives are a start but both men and women already in the field need to offer a helping hand.
Separating girls and boys takes away opportunities to learn from one another. It also encourages stereotyping and sexism.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
New research on gendered roles in top-grossing movies has found that 83% of characters in family films with a STEM career are men.
Masculine cultures foster a greater sense of belonging and ability to be successful in boys than they do in girls.
Most people have a very limited understanding of what engineers do – and we engineers don't do a good job of expanding that view. But if we did, the benefits could be impressive.
Lovelace showed great insight into her subject and for that she's still a hero to others.
Men still outnumber women in senior positions in Australian universities and other workplaces. Women are pushing for change but it's men who can help redress the gender balance.
The drive the get more women involved in science should start at an early age. But as one space researcher found out, girls can get nudged out of science at school.
Getting more women into science, technology, engineering and maths fields is a process that involves many parts of a society. Several African countries are setting the pace.
If we want a genuine ideas boom in Australia, then we need to remove the barriers preventing women from reaching the highest levels in science.