Archive for gender

Diversity works: why women must be allowed to lead

Posted in research with tags on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“Not a single UK science, engineering or technology company is led by a woman. But changing this by easing women’s routes to top positions in industry, commerce and academia is not about making concessions to feminists …” (more)

[Annette Williams, Exquisite Life, 16 March]

Does a Faculty Member’s Gender Matter? When Overt Discrimination Isn’t the Problem (Anymore)

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“There’s a new study out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that says it does, at least in science and engineering …” (more)

[HT: Eoin O’Dell]
[Bridget Crawford, Feminist Law Professors, 2 March]

Reflections on women in academia

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“It is well-understood that although increasing numbers of women are entering the academic profession, there are still far too few in the higher academic ranks and in senior management positions. In spite of some progress over recent years, Trinity College remains a male-dominated community in which gender inequality persists …” (more)

[HT: Brian M Lucey]
[Colm Kearney, 1 March]

The innocent, unconscious bias that discourages girls from math and science

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“Barack and Michelle Obama recently invited Amy Chyao, a 16-year-old high-school junior from Texas who is working on a new cancer treatment, and Mikayla Nelson, a high-school freshman from Montana who designed an innovative solar-powered car, to sit in the first lady’s box during the president’s State of the Union Address. It was a nice gesture, but the president didn’t tell the truth about the girls …” (more)

[Shankar Vedantam, Slate, 1 March]

The Real Barriers for Women in Science

Posted in Life with tags , , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“A new paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that it is time to shift the discussion on the relatively small number of women in some math and science disciplines. The paper, by Stephen J Ceci and Wendy M Williams, both of Cornell University, argues that formal discrimination is no longer a significant factor in hiring and related decisions …” (more)

[Inside Higher Ed, 9 February]

Gender divides in Philosophy and other disciplines

Posted in Life with tags on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“Following up on a conversation with a friend in Philosophy, I took a quick look at the Survey of Earned Doctorates to see the breakdown by gender for PhDs awarded in the United States in 2009 …” (more)

[Kieran Healy, Crooked Timber, 4 February]

Women live longer but earn less than men, says report

Posted in Life with tags , on 2 February 2011 by Steve

“Women in Ireland live longer but continue to earn less than men, and continue to be under-represented across a range of sectors in the workplace and public life …” (more)

[Elaine Edwards, Irish Times, 2 January]