Thursday, April 8, 2010

On a roll - Cool Women in Science

NYT Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences
Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences

The report, “Why So Few?,” supported by the National Science Foundation, examined decades of research to cull recommendations for drawing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields.

The exodus of women from the science and engineering fields

anyone see this article?

A new working paper by Jennifer Hunt examines the exodus of women from the science and engineering fields, and upends some popularly accepted wisdom. Hunt finds that the gap is primarily driven by the engineering field, and that “60% of the gap can be explained by the relatively greater exit rate from engineering of women dissatisfied with pay and promotion opportunities.” Family-related explanations, which are often blamed for the gap, play a much smaller role. Hunt finds a strong positive relationship between share of male workers and excess female exits, which suggests a need for policies aimed at improving female mentoring and networks, and reducing discrimination, across male-dominated fields.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

SPIE Women In Optics Lunch

Thank you to everyone who joined the SPIE Women In Optics Lunch last month. It was a great pleasure to meet each of you, see some of you again, and hear your stories.

We all have similar, and different, stories: from mentors to "life-work balance".

We have similar goals: How do get more women involved in science? How can we get a better work-life balance?

And now we have our own blog. Please pass along to other women who may want to share stories.

This is just the start…let’s see where it goes.

Warm regards,

Thank you

Thanks so much for creating this blog! This is a great start... :-)