One recurrent explanation given for the underrepresentation for women in science careers is that there are just not enough qualified women for faculty and other leadership positions in science. However, the data indicate that the pipeline is actually preparing more women than ever before for STEM careers with women having earned more than 50% of all doctoral degrees since 2006. However, as of 2015, women hold only 32% of the full professor positions at post-secondary institutions, and in fact, the higher the academic rank, the fewer the number of women you see across the board.1 So what’s the deal?
On May 9, 2018 at 3 pm ET Dr. Kathryn Clancy from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will speak about her research focusing on sexual harassment and assault in the sciences and how this problem is directly tied to our retainment of women in scientific positions in academia and beyond.
This is the fourth webinar in a series entitled the "Moving the Needle Initiative." Learn more here.