Yana Kolontay

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How a single-gender environment can lead girls to choose a STEM career

It's a call heard from academia to business: More women are needed in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. But how best to encourage girls to consider careers in STEM?<p>It turns out simply encouraging them to take risks and be the best they can in any subject leads many to …

Tim Hunt’s 'Women Scientists' Joke Shows He Doesn’t Understand Science, Either.

<b>Wendy Suzuki:</b> So there’s a very recent event where a senior male scientist resigned because of very controversial remarks he made about women …

The Journey Begins

<i>By Kaligirwa Ariane, WiSci STEAM Camp participant</i><p>When I heard about the Wisci camp; it was posted on our school notice board. I said "wow, let me give a try." I was with my friend passing around the day before we left school for our first semester holiday. I wanted to attend so I decided to write …

Enough talk. There are ways we can help women in science now | Athene Donald

Much has been said about Tim Hunt’s dismissal. Now we must all take concrete actions to eradicate sexism, whether blatant or subtle, from labs and classrooms<p>If nothing else, the furore over Sir Tim Hunt’s remarks in Seoul to a lunch of women journalists has shone a laser beam on the lot of women in …

Passions Supplant Reason in Dialogue on Women in Science

We’re not new to studying women in science. Nor are we insensitive to the prejudice some women experience in academic science.<p>For the past decade, we …

Seven STEM competitions for girls

In 2013, President Obama stated that “we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is …

Female leaders gather to underline importance of educating girls

Glamour magazine event saw Michelle Obama advise an audience of hundreds of girls: read, write, go to school, beat the boys<p>Educating girls is the key to ending world problems, including poverty, first lady Michelle Obama told nearly a thousand teenage girls Tuesday.<p>Shrouded in pink spotlights, …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Trump has 'low expectations' for summit with Putin<p>The president says he has …

Emma Watson is stepping up for girls in STEM

The fact that Emma Watson is a big proponent of female empowerment is, in itself, not new information. From breaking into the big time by playing one …

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Beating the roadblocks stopping women choosing science careers

BEVAN READ/stuff.co.nz<p>Girls from schools all over Auckland had the chance to hear from and interact with prominent women scientists at the University …

67% of Europeans don't believe women have the skills to be scientists

A new survey from L’Oreal looks at the public’s perception of female scientists with shocking results. Particularly if you live in China<p>If you ask a kid to draw a scientist, they will draw a “mad scientist” with sticking up hair in a white lab coat, probably holding a test tube containing some …