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Are We Being Too Superficial About the Gender Problem in Science? - Facts So Romantic

<i>Hope Jahren, a geobiologist at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, is “very cynical about efforts to get girls into science.”</i>Photograph by GSK / …

Why Chinese Women Still Can’t Get a Break

BEIJING — On a Saturday afternoon in late September, I sat in the brand-new auditorium of my former high school in Beijing, watching the gala for my 10-year reunion. Near the end, teachers stepped onto the stage to deliver speeches.<p>“Girls, I hope you will focus on finding your life partners,” said …

The only people who aren’t penalized for promoting diversity at work are white men

If we’re ever going to reach gender equality, it may have to be white men who lead the charge. New research shows that managers are actively penalized for promoting diversity in the workforce, regardless of gender or race—unless they are white men.<p>To find out why 85% of C-level leadership positions …

The Workplace

Women in physics face big hurdles — still

Persistent biases continue to affect the numbers of female physicists.<p>There are more women in the sciences than ever before. They hold leading …

The Gender Pay Gap Widens The Higher Women Climb

PayScale’s survey of 1.4 million women reveals that men in executive positions earn as much as 6.1% more than women in the same roles.<p>We’ve seen that simply having more women in leadership roles doesn’t necessarily move the needle on the wage gap. That’s complicated by the fact that women are …

Gender

Why Do Gen Xers Have The Biggest Gender Pay Gap?

Not only do women’s wages stagnate decades before men’s, but you may earn less depending on when you were born.<p>It’s hard not to overstate the complexity of the gender wage gap. For those still waving the 77¢ to the dollar flag, it’s important to remember that this particular disparity is found only …

Demographics

Ada Lovelace and Gender Diversity in Science

Ada Lovelace, widely regarded as the first computer programmer, would probably have appreciated the current thinking on diversity in the workplace. …

Ada Lovelace

Why We’re Still So Far Behind On Gender Equality At Work

A new study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org reveals that corporate diversity initiatives aren’t doing much to change the ratio.<p>Sheryl Sandberg is not happy. Facebook’s COO and author of <i>Lean In</i> (and founder of the organization that goes by the same name) says corporate America is not on a path to gender …

Diversity

Study Finds that Women Seek Smaller Competitions due to Prescriptive Gender Norms - Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology - Simon Fraser University

WRITTEN BY: JENNA ANDERSON<p>A 2016 study is suggesting that men and women’s own adherence to gender norms is a potential cause of inequality in the …

Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Do These 7 Things

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a few words of advice for you.<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps an unlikely rock star: an 83-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was described as "dour," "quiet and reserved," and a "late-blooming feminist" when she was nominated to the court in …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Parallel Universes of a Woman in Science - Issue 41: Selection

I spent years in graduate school where terrified students would desperately try to make small talk with Stephen Hawking in the corridors. There were …

The spread of gender quotas for company boards

WHEN Norway introduced a 40% quota for female directors of listed companies in 2006, to come into force in 2008, it was a first. Non-complying firms …

Women on corporate boards in Canada falls far short of 30 per cent target

The number of women on the boards of Canadian companies has climbed in the nearly two years since securities regulators in a majority of provinces …

European Space Agency accused of 'having a problem with promoting women'

Rita Schulz says she was ‘shafted’ by management when she was dropped as lead scientist on Rosetta mission six months before its culmination<p>A leading space scientist has accused the European Space Agency of having a “problem with promoting women” that has led to men holding almost every top job at …

Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines

Female college students are 1.5 times as likely as their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after …

How to Play Like a Girl

For toymakers like Lego, where is the line between making products children love and telling kids how they should play?<p>Two years ago, a 7-year-old girl named Charlotte wrote a letter to the toymaker Lego with a straightforward request.<p>“I love Legos,” she wrote, “but I don’t like that there are more …

Lego

A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors

The underrepresentation of women among the senior ranks of scholars has led dozens of universities to adopt family-friendly employment policies. But a recent study of economists in the United States finds that some of these gender-neutral policies have had an unintended consequence: They have …

Why women earn less: Just two factors explain post-PhD pay gap

Study of 1,200 US graduates suggests family and choice of doctoral field dents women's earnings.<p>Women earn nearly one-third less than men within a …

Physical Review Physics Education Research - Gender in Physics

A special collection highlighting the current state of the field of physics education research as it relates to gender in physics. [Editorial]

Women Do Ask for Raises—They Just Don't Receive Them, Study Says

A new study on the gender wage gap disputes the theory that women are often paid less than men because they never ask for raises.<p>Researchers have long argued that one of the reasons men make more money in the workplace is that women hesitate to negotiate their pay. However, a new study published …

The best—and worst—places to be a working woman

TO MARK the United Nations’ International Women’s Day on March 8th, we present our “glass-ceiling index” which aims to reveal where women have the …

Child Care

Are gendered toys harming childhood development?

Research has found that dividing children’s toys based on gender can have lasting developmental implications<p>Many parents are tired of the pink and blue divide in the toy aisles. Just last month, the White House held a conference on gender stereotypes in toys and media, with many toy manufacturers …

Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out

Millennial women are leaving their jobs more than their male counterparts, and it isn’t because they are becoming mothers.<p>Two years ago, Michelle* was a thriving real estate mogul in Seattle, and cofounder of her own business. Her company sponsored elite events from Vancouver, B.C., to Los Angeles …

Real Estate

Let toys be toys: The case for gender-neutral marketing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember when Target announced it was phasing out gender-based signs in some departments?<p>Despite some criticism, the big box retailer has been quick to act on its pledge.<p>Stores across the country have removed references to "boys" and "girls" in toy, home and entertainment aisles and traded …

Men and women biased about studies of STEM gender bias – in opposite directions

In 2012, an experiment on gender bias shook the scientific community by showing that science faculty favor male college graduates over equally …

Psychology