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.
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 A in STEAM stands for arts, and it has important influences in science, technology, engineering and maths.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
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.
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.
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.
Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make - so let's help mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.
Marie Skłodowska Curie was born 150 years ago and is still the only female scientist many people can name.
Women in science receive less funding than men and apply for smaller grants. This inequality needs to be addressed now.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Women can often draw attention to dimensions of thinking that their male perspective may miss. But this will only work if they are in positions that allow them to lead and drive the research agenda.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.
We can overcome the tyranny of inaccessible science hardware by building a movement for equity in science.
Science festivals are booming and with their mixture of music and art they are opening the field to a whole new audience who are keen to be amazed.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.
Female scientists publish more and better research but are promoted less. New research from Mexico exposes gender gap in science there, and across the globe.
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.