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.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Over on Twitter - reasons women struggle to advance in science

Two posts this morning on Twitter looking at different aspects of the advancement of women in science. The first is taken from a new survey of women's experiences in science, with the top 5 biases the participants encountered (@DrFBE):

All the women in the room nodding their heads in recognition?

The other considers the range of reasons given for not asking women to sit on conference panels, portrayed as a bingo card to represent the experience of not knowing which excuse will be given this time (@dawnbazely):

Any men out there hear themselves in these remarks? Or even women?

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