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Most of us make daily decisions about who we choose to work and collaborate with. So what if we used that to improve professional diversity? rawpixel / unsplash

My CV is gender biased. Here’s what I plan to do about it

A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
The culture of science is premised on the idea that there are no barriers; that everybody is treated equally as long as they put in the effort. from www.shutterstock.com

‘Walking into a headwind’ – what it feels like for women building science careers

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.
Coastal geoscience and engineering is a broad discipline focused on physical processes at the interface of land and sea. Marco Ferraz

Gender inequalities in science won’t self-correct: it’s time for action

For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence. from www.shutterstock.com

Turbulence isn’t just a science problem

You might be familiar with turbulence as you experience it on a plane, or as scholars describe combustible forces of social change. But understanding how it operates is far more complex.
Science societies are a vital part of research life, creating vital networking, grant and leadership opportunities for researchers. from www.shutterstock.com

A new, data-based checklist to help boost women in science leadership

The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
The Homeward Bound initiative works with women in science to enhance their opportunity to take up leadership roles globally. Oli Samson

How a trip to Antarctica became a real-life experiment in decision-making

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.
Computer scientist and Computing Education Specialist Dr Nicky Ringland meets with Burwood Girls students. Nicky Ringland

Take it from us: here’s what we need in an ambassador for women in science

An ambassador needs to do more than just encourage young girls to enter STEMM, the role must address structural and cultural issues that push women out of the pipeline mid-career.
Schooling should be about individual student needs and their pipelines to success, within a whole school approach to challenge sexism. Shutterstock

Sexism needs to be challenged in schools, not just workplaces

Australia is held back not only socially, but also economically by gender inequality, and it needs to be addressed in the classroom.

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