Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

In the news

Why women talk less at conferences - Nature, 4 November 2014
By: Chris Woolston

Conferences are a central part of scientific life, but they are also an arena for gender disparities, according to a study proving popular on social media. Another paper attracted attention online because it highlighted the value of showing up and presenting at meetings — for researchers of either gender.

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