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A Prominent Blogger Spoke Out About Sexism in her Skeptic Community. Then Came the Rape Threats.

A Prominent Blogger Spoke Out About Sexism in her Skeptic Community. Then Came the Rape Threats. | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats.

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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change. (Read more...)

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Gender Bias and the Sciences: Facing Reality | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Gender Bias and the Sciences: Facing Reality | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Empirical evidence of gender bias in higher education – and the sciences in particular – continues to stack up. For scientists, that data cannot ...
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Who Won the War on Women?

Who Won the War on Women? | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
If you got caught up in the “war on women” narrative this election cycle, you might have missed the fact that that a conspicuous number of women were running for the Senate today. There were women candidates in fifteen...
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A Prominent Blogger Spoke Out About Sexism in her Skeptic Community. Then Came the Rape Threats.

A Prominent Blogger Spoke Out About Sexism in her Skeptic Community. Then Came the Rape Threats. | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats.

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The Hard Numbers Behind Scholarly Publishing's Gender Gap - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Hard Numbers Behind Scholarly Publishing's Gender Gap - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
The largest-ever study of gender in academic publishing shows that women cluster in certain fields, while men get more credit.
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Girls’ toys designed to inspire future female engineers and tech workers

Girls’ toys designed to inspire future female engineers and tech workers | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
The Roominate range of dolls' houses aims to get young girls interested in science and technology.
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'Girls Who Code' Graduates Its First Class - Education - GOOD

'Girls Who Code' Graduates Its First Class - Education - GOOD | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
The New York City-based nonprofit is closing the computer science gender gap.
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Sheryl Sandberg's book “Lean In” on Women and Leadership

Sheryl Sandberg's book “Lean In” on Women and Leadership | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

“I believe that the world would be a better place if half our institutions were run by women, and half our homes were run by men,”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has written a book on challenges facing women in the workplace that is expected to be published next year by Knopf.
Titled “Lean In,” the book is not a memoir, but a “call to action” with a lot of research and data, laced with anecdotes of the experience of one of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile female executives and also many other women.


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Stop the Stereotypes. Women like science. | genegeek.ca

Stop the Stereotypes. Women like science. | genegeek.ca | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

Does our society think women like science?
I’m worried that there doesn’t seem to be an overall acceptance both genders can find science cool. For example, a friend told me to put my Olympics post at the BlogHer network. I then noticed that there isn’t a science category. Luckily, there was a sports category for that post. But it got me wondering, do we as a society think that women like science? For example, Google was identifying women who like technology and science as (older) men to the amusement of many women involved in online science.

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The 8 women following Marissa Mayer to major CEO-dom

The 8 women following Marissa Mayer to major CEO-dom | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Earlier this summer, Marissa Mayer’s career took an unexpected leap forward when she became the 19th female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. But why was it so surprising? Mayer had all ...
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Women and the Software Industry: The Truth about Stereotypes, Retention, and the Gender Gap | Atomic Spin

Women and the Software Industry: The Truth about Stereotypes, Retention, and the Gender Gap | Atomic Spin | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
How stereotype threat keeps women from staying in the software industry, and how we can fight it with education, encouragement, and networking.
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Teen Girl Wins Google Science Fair For Breast Cancer Computer Program

Teen Girl Wins Google Science Fair For Breast Cancer Computer Program | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Wenger from Sarasota, Florida recently won this year’s Google Science Fair for developing a computer program that helps doctors detect breast cancer using less invasive methods.
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Non-Techie Cofounder Learns Code, Builds New Site Feature in 6 Days

Non-Techie Cofounder Learns Code, Builds New Site Feature in 6 Days | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Melissa McCreery had a good idea for her site, Company Muse, and didn't want to wait for the development team.
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Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace—the first computer programmer

Did you know that Ada Lovelace, the illegitimate daughter of poet Lord Byron, is credited as the world’s first computer programmer? Born in 1815, Ada was raised in a strict environment of mathematics...
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A Barbie-Like Heroine To Turn Young Girls Toward Engineering

A Barbie-Like Heroine To Turn Young Girls Toward Engineering | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Engineering is a field dominated by men, despite the fact that girls often do better in math and science classes. With that myth long-dispelled, we can only look at our culture.
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The global gender agenda - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent

The global gender agenda - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Women continue to be underrepresented at senior-management levels in Asia, Europe, and North America. McKinsey research suggests some answers. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
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Edit-a-thon gets women scientists into Wikipedia

Edit-a-thon gets women scientists into Wikipedia | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Royal Society hosts event to redress online encyclopaedia's gender imbalance.

To get to the library of the Royal Society in London is to run the gauntlet of male history. The staircase up to the room is flanked by statuettes of men, predominantly Isaac Newton, and artefacts bearing their faces. It is overlooked by a huge plaque listing the 61 presidents of the Royal Society — all men. The library itself is ringed by ten busts of famous scientists; the only female face among them is nineteenth-century Scottish mathematician, astronomer and science writer Mary Somerville.(Read more...)

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Forgotten women of science win recognition online

Forgotten women of science win recognition online | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Royal Society and Wikimedia UK mark Ada Lovelace Day with event to promote work of female scientists...
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The Trouble with Barbie Science: Scientific American

The Trouble with Barbie Science: Scientific American | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Recruiting women into the sciences with girly images can backfire...

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Double X Science: Notable Women in Science: Historical Chemists Part II

Double X Science: Notable Women in Science: Historical Chemists Part II | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

Leonora Neuffer Bilger was the 1953 Garvan Medal winner and a big influence at the University of Hawaii.
(1893-1975) Dr. Bilger received her PhD in chemistry from the University of Cinncinnati in 1916. She graduated and went straight into a position as head of the chemistry department at Sweet Briar College. A brief stint at the University of Cinncinnati gave her skills that she later used in her position as Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hawaii to design a new chemistry laboratory facility. Her post as University of Hawaii Department Head began in 1943 and lasted 11 years. Her research was on asymmetric nitrogen compounds, for which she won the Garvan Medal. (Read more...)

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Sex in Science Yields Gendered Innovations

Sex in Science Yields Gendered Innovations | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

Consideration of sex and gender is woefully lacking in science and innovation today, says Londa Schiebinger, director of the Gendered Innovations project at Stanford University. Until recently, attention to these factors was focused on the problems of bias they could cause. But Dr. Schiebinger sees it in a different light: analyzing sex and gender differences provides new insight that leads to better research and important discoveries, across all fields of science, engineering and design.


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Top UK Firms At Risk Of Being 'Pale, Male And Stale'

Top UK Firms At Risk Of Being 'Pale, Male And Stale' | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
None of the executives appointed to FTSE 100 boards this year were women, according to data exposing the gender divide at the top of British business.
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Gender inequality in awarded research grants : The Lancet

Under-representation of women at higher levels of faculty in the biomedical sciences has long been noted.1 However, whereas differences in representation in academic sciences are clear, less is known about disparities in important indicators of research success that might partly account for such differences, such as success in obtaining funding.2—4 For instance, the equity of amounts awarded to male and female awardees has not been assessed.

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7 women-led health tech startups to watch

7 women-led health tech startups to watch | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Women are underrepresented at the top of the health field, including in entrepreneurship. According to health startup accelerator Rock Health, the lion's share of VC funding goes to startups founded or led by men.
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Republicans vs. Women

Republicans vs. Women | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
House Republicans have not given up on their campaign to narrow access to birth control, abortion care and lifesaving cancer screenings. Far from it.
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Is Medical School a Worthwhile Investment for Women?

Is Medical School a Worthwhile Investment for Women? | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
The average female primary care physician would have been financially better off becoming a physician assistant.
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