Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?

As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.

As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.

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Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Andrea Anton, Francisca C. Garcia, Maria Ll. Calleja | Jul 16, 2019
Our survey of seminars in biology and chemistry shows that women ask fewer questions than men. We propose ways to change that.
Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Michele Hoffmann | Jun 27, 2019
A support group for mothers is a model for practical, inexpensive steps to ease women’s transition to motherhood—and hopefully retain them in science.
More than 8,000 Have Joined “Request a Woman Scientist” Database
More than 8,000 Have Joined “Request a Woman Scientist” Database
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 24, 2019
In a survey, 11 percent of participants say they have been contacted for media interviews, panels, and other opportunities.
Only Women Speakers at Microbiome Conference
Only Women Speakers at Microbiome Conference
Ashley Yeager | Feb 26, 2019
Event organizers are taking criticism for choosing to exclude men from giving talks.
Women Who Win Science Prizes Earn Less Money, Prestige than Men
Women Who Win Science Prizes Earn Less Money, Prestige than Men
Ashley Yeager | Jan 18, 2019
Biomedical awards from the past 50 years reveal a gender imbalance, but it appears to be improving.
Marianne the Mentor
Marianne the Mentor
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2018
Meet Caltech cell and molecular biologist Marianne Bronner, this month’s profilee, and hear her take on encouraging the next generation of researchers.
Gender Bias Dissected in <em>eLife</em>&rsquo;s Peer Review
Gender Bias Dissected in eLife’s Peer Review
Viviane Callier | Sep 14, 2018
The journal undertook a self-assessment, finding men have more success than women with all-male review panels.
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.