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.
When 'The X-Files' launched 25 years ago, many women were inspired by Dr. Dana Scully to pursue science – a phenomenon known as the 'Scully Effect.' Entomologist Jessica Ware shares her story.
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.