In this guest post about a largely overlooked aspect of diversity and inclusion,Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society, looks at the biases in the workplace faced by women around maternity — even if they can’t — or choose not to — have children.
Today we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day in this summary of a new report, Championing the Success of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, and Medicine: A collection of thought pieces from members of the academic community.
Is there a gender gap in scholarly research? Is it widening or closing? Which countries are closest to equality and which are lagging behind? Elsevier’s new report on the gender gap in global research, published to coincide with International Women’s Day, provides some answers.
We know that women are under-represented at the most senior levels of scholarly publishing, but is there also a male/female pay gap at the top? This analysis of publicly available data from 46 US non-profit organizations provides some answers, as well as showing the need for more work on this important topic.
Robert Harington interviews Andrea Powell, Chief Information Officer at CABI, revealing an inspiring advocate and leader across publishing and technology sectors.
The conversation about the lack of gender diversity at the top of scholarly publishing is gathering pace, and was the topic of several sessions at this year’s SSP conference. This post compiles some of the advice given by women at different stages of their publishing career to attendees at one of those sessions.
Gender equality is about more than just evening up the numbers. It’s about ensuring everyone has the confidence or the courage to take opportunities.