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.
Saturday, 2 May 2015
Over on Twitter - #IAmAScientistBecause
Although #RoyalBaby has now taken over the charts, the hashtag #IAmAScientistBecause is making steady waves of its own. Started by the L'Oreal For Women in Science programme, female scientists around the world have taken it to heart, posting their reasons for studying and working in every branch of STEM. These explanations are as varied as the women and their career paths, but tend to fall into one of 10 categories, summarised by L'Oreal on their discov-her.com website. So how about you? Why did you enter science? What keeps you going? Join the discussion - and don't forget the hashtag!