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My children help my science

Children are not just career interruptions, and parents can come back to work as more insightful and effective scientists.

Naturejobs podcast: How to start and run a lab

Starting a lab can be a daunting prospect. This podcast talks with two researchers at different career stages about the practicalities of running a lab and how to manage a group of researchers.

Measuring Up

Denied more lab space for her pioneering research, Nancy Hopkins whipped out her tape measure. What she found sparked a movement to address gender bias in science.

Living Science: The truth is in the distribution

There may be as many ways to think about the experience of women in science as there are women in science. Indira Raman offers one perspective.

First conference in the UK for LGBT STEM professionals

Diversity in STEM fields is an issue that has become more and more prominent over the last few years, with academic departments competing over who has the higher Athena Swan award, and the...

The 5th annual OxFEST conference

The 5th annual OxFEST conference aiming to inspire and promote women in STEM takes place on 5 March 2016. ...

Gender Balance in Research and Academia

EuroScientist's Newsletter

Welcome to this special issue on gender balance.

Bias Against Female Instructors

Inside Higher Ed

New analysis offers more evidence against the reliability of student evaluations of teaching, at least for their use in personnel decisions.

Oxford vice-chancellor: 'Tackling elitism can be done'

The Guardian

Interview: Will Louise Richardson bring more equality and diversity into University's admissions?

Understanding unconscious bias

The Royal Society

Introducing key concepts and current academic research around unconscious bias

It’s a man’s world — for one peer reviewer, at least

Fiona Ingleby , a postdoc in evolutionary genetics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, co-wrote an article on gender differences in the transition from PhD-dom to postdoc land and...

Methods 5th Anniversary Symposium: A Gender Balanced Event?

The excellent Methods in Ecology and Evolution Symposium was an unusual conference for a couple of reasons:

Women best men in study of tenure-track hiring

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Where are all the female innovators?

The dearth of women in STEM careers isn’t from discrimination but a perception and visibility issue, says Dame Sue Ion (The Guardian,  April 2015 )

Owning up to the bias in all of us

We need an honest conversation about unconscious prejudices and how they can hold back individuals and their work (The Times Education, February 2015 )

Guide for parents to help girls consider male-dominated careers

With women far more likely to work in traditionally ‘female’ jobs, Your Daughter’s Future encourages parents to support their daughters into areas such as science (The Gardian,  February 2015 )

Why more men should fight for the women’s cause

To end the harm inflicted by aggressive masculinity men must embrace feminism – without stealing it   (The Guardian, February 2015 )  

Sex differences in academia University challenge

Women are scarce in some, but not all, academic disciplines. New work suggests the cause may be a special kind of prejudice—one that also applies to black people. (The Economist,  January...

Colleen McCullough: we'll celebrate a woman for anything, as long as it's not her talent

The Australian’s obituary of Colleen McCullough is a sad reflection of how women’s lives are valued. The Guardian ( January 2015 )

Why That 'Like A Girl' Super Bowl Ad Was So Groundbreaking

An ad for pads stole the show during the Super Bowl. (Huff Post Business, February 2015 )
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