Naturejobs favourite reads this week!
As it’s International Womens’ Day today, we thought we would dedicate some of Naturejobs picks of the Week to Women in Science.
1) Amy Otchet, Head of Data Outreach, Advocacy and Publications at UIS writes Women in Science – explore the data for countries worldwide, on the Wellcome Trust blog about the UNESCO Women in science index. The index contains global data about women’s movements in science, starting at undergraduate level, and moving all the way through to senior academic positions. .
2) Although some statistics of gender gaps and pay differences look bleak, there are definitely some things to celebrate when it comes to women in STEM. Moira Forbes 10 reasons for optimism on this International Women’s Day.
3) On International Women’s Day, do we know what academic success looks like? Dame Athene Donald from the University of Cambridge takes a look at how women value academic success.
4) As a young scientist, how do you deal with the data-sharing policies? If anyone can access the data that you produce, how do you stop them from beating you to the punch of publishing? Who’s looking at your data? is a piece by Stephen Portugal and Stephanie Price on the ScienceCareers blog.
5) Scientific research must take gender into account is a piece by Londa Schiebinger in Nature World View. Here she describes how gender bias exists all around us, not just in the workplace, and it should be taken into consideration when doing basic scientific research.