Commenting on which subjects girls find difficult won’t help.
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It's simple: sexist language should be considered just as unacceptable as racist and homophobic language.
How much do hiring decisions in academia factor in the gender of the applicant?
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Previous research found a preference in academia for hiring stellar female candidates over stellar male candidates for STEM jobs. A new study investigated what happens if applicants aren't as evenly matched.
How you assess the strength of gender bias research depends on your viewpoint.
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Men are harsher critics of research that reports evidence of gender bias in STEM fields, while women find it more compelling. How can we deal with the reality when we're biased about bias?
Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
There are still barriers to overcome to keep more women in science.
What is it like to be a woman working in the sciences? While there are hurdles to overcome, there are joys as well. The new SAGE initiative hopes to make STEM even more amenable to women.
Break the taboo.
Donald Trump got menstruation onto the front page of the New York Times. With the taboo broken, it's a good time to talk about how all girls everywhere can manage their periods safely and privately.
Half of the eight Ivy Leagues now have women presidents.
Half of the schools in the eight-member Ivy League now have female presidents. What about colleges and universities outside the Ivy League?
In evaluations, men are often seen as more knowledgeable.
Contrary to what some think, the battle against sexism in STEM has not been won, let alone reversed in favor of women.
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
Facebook’s gender ratio is far less equal than this photo of its workers would suggest.
The tech industry is known for having a notably non-diverse workforce. But bias training – when not validated by research that shows it works – isn't going to solve the problem.
What do female faculty get to read in their evaluations?
Female faculty are far more likely to be seen as less smart than their male counterparts in student evaluations. How damaging are such comments?
Ask a kid to draw a scientist, you’ll probably get a man in a lab coat.
Even citizens of gender-equal countries associate science with men. The stereotype persists, though weakened a bit in countries with more women doing science. How can we put it to bed once and for all?
ITV’s Julie Etchingham on election night.
You might think you're unbiased - but the general election should make you think again.
The stereotype of male as leader goes part of the way to explaining why so few women are in leadership roles.
The way opportunity is structured is the very thing stopping more women entering leadership roles in the workforce.
Is hiring bias the reason women leave STEM careers?
A new Cornell study claiming panels select women over men at a rate of 2:1 for science, technology, maths and engineering jobs is flawed because the study doesn't reflect real-life hiring practices.
Mo'ne Davis riveted the nation last summer with her dominating performance in the Little League World Series.
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The intense spotlight on one female baseball star might lead some to believe that she's the first and only one. She's not.
One study found women twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track STEM jobs.
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Figuring out points along the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pipeline where women are doing ok can help focus efforts to improve sex ratios where they can make a difference.
Research shows getting an overseas assignment is another glass ceiling for working women to break.
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Women are no less interested than men in international work assignments, but fewer get the opportunity.
There are ‘his’ and ‘hers’ apps for raising a baby.
Almost every day, a smartphone app emerges offering some new and exciting functionality. But it’s come to my attention that many of these apps are continuing an old trend: they are purveyors of gender-based…