For those who think gender balance is all too much like hard work, here are ten ways a few small changes can make big improvements at one of the most public science stages - conferences:
Recently, the quantum molecular science world was in uproar , .
The preliminary list of approximately 25 speakers for the International
Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC) was published online, with no
women speakers listed. One reaction to this list was to set up a
petition to “condemn gender-biased discriminatory practices of which
ICQC-2015 is the most recent example” . This resulted in an apology and a new speaker list with six women speakers .
Sadly though, this is not an isolated incident: men-only invited conference speaker lists are all too common .
How can we get gender balance right? To begin with, it's worth reminding ourselves why gender balance is important.
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