Here I collect some links related to various initiatives, blogs, comments concerning women in science.
Everyone can make a difference! Check, e.g. some possible ways to intervene in biased conversations: Interrupting bias in academic settings
Also find out “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” celebrated on 11 February each year.
- Journal of Humanistic Mathematics: Special Issue on Mathematics and Motherhood
- Using a blended learning approach to support women returning to STEM after a career break
A lot of news and events are mentioned in the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics Newsletter from May 2020.
WomenDoMath provides you with events, research, and an international hub of mathematicians
– Multiverse – Video blog by quantum physicist Ivette Fuentes, her thoughts on physics, the role of women in science, politics, feminism, minimalism, art, personal experiences
– Tenure, she wrote – blog written by various female scientists.
– Female Science Professor – this one seems not active any more, still there are plenty of older blogpost which are quite informative and worth reading.
–Alice’s Adventures in Numberland – Alice Silverberg (Professor of Mathematics) is writing about her experiences as a woman in mathematics.
–Supporting the Diverse Personal Lives of Mathematicians – online forum set up by AWM
e.g. in recommendation letters or job ads:
– Recommendation letter bias checker – Paste your recommendation letter here and see if it uses some gender biased words.
Articles on the topic [Nature, New Scientist etc.]
–‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ – Study finds female professors experience more work demands and special favour requests, particularly from academically “entitled” students.
–What the Nobels are — and aren’t — doing to encourage diversity – The prize-awarding academies are making changes to their secretive nomination processes to tackle bias, but some say the measures don’t go far enough.
Profiles of women in sciences:
– Women in research – blog/interviews
– “Science is a girl thing” – EU initiative
– “Super Female Scientists” – graphic
– From Wartime Devastation To Academic Discrimination, Cecile DeWitt-Morette Overcame It All – about Cecile DeWitt-Morette – mathematical physicist
–This Physics Pioneer Walked Away from It All – Why Fotini Markopoulou (a co-founder of the famous Perimeter Institute in Canada) ‘had’ to leave quantum gravity
–Interview with JoAnne Growney A poet who has an unusual background. In her first career, she was a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
– Gender in the Global Research Landscape New method & research by Elsevier
Countless articles on the topic:
– It is 2018, so why are we still debating whether women can do physics? – A talk by a physicist at CERN suggesting that women aren’t as good as men at physics has sparked outrage. I was there, and people are right to be offended, says Jess Wade
–Bias Against Female Instructors – new analysis offers more evidence against student evaluations teaching
–When a Field’s Reputation Precedes It – Study finds that a given discipline’s perceived gender bias plays the biggest role in whether women choose to major in it.
-Why Aren’t Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person. “At one conference, another scientist said, “Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister’s.” (The scientist didn’t know Ben and Barbara were the same person.)”
-Women entrepreneurs speak out reality for some (most?) women in tech industry.
– Yves Meyer wins the 2017 Abel Prize maybe not exactly related to the gender equality topic, however in the comments (esp. by M. Marcolli) some good points are raised, and interesting views
– Profiles in Invisibility from AMS Blogs
– My Mother, the Scientist – “What’s it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century?”
- And also see: