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Women in STEM Resources

A repository of peer-reviewed research and resources discussing the challenges facing white women an men and women of colour in science. 

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BiasWatchNeuro

The goal of BiasWatchNeuro is to track the speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience, particularly with respect to gender representation.

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Breaking down barriers for women in chemistry

A new article from researchers at CSIRO is inspiring women in Australian chemistry to be a #catalystforchangeinchemistry. Women in chemistry face challenges related to workplace culture, work-life balance, measures of merit and mentorship. This article suggests personal and organisation-level strategies to overcome these challenges.

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The value of mentoring

  Trainees in science often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect? Written by IMNIS Executive Director, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea. 

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Could the COVID-19 lockdown solve one of the persistent barriers to gender equity in research?

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly and A/Prof Caroline Ford provide comment on a potential silver lining of COVID19 for women and carers in STEM, changes to conference travel.

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Speaking out about gender imbalance in invited speakers improves diversity

Omissions of qualified women scientists from major meeting programs continue to occur despite a surge in articles indicating persistent gender-discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion, and calls for gender balance in conference organizing committees.

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How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings

A Nature analysis finds that several fields of science are moving away from male-dominated conferences and panels — but it’s easy to slip back into old habits.

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Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance

An article by Professor Jenny Martin highlighting rules to achieve balance in gender of speakers at conferences.