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Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Program Elevates Women of Color in the Worker Justice Movement
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in unions, worker centers, and community-based organizations.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
The Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and analyzing women’s current and historical representation in the U.S. political system

Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
New Rutgers Program Helps Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

The Rutgers NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership (NJ/NYCEO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today announced a new program designed to preserve minority and women-owned businesses, save jobs, build employee wealth, and strengthen local economies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: UniSA nails the true value of PhD mentoring 
with L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand
Released: 5-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
UniSA nails the true value of PhD mentoring with L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand
University of South Australia

In an Australian first, the University of South Australia’s in-house mentoring evaluation tool will address this challenge as L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand adopts the tool to enhance and monitor their PhD Mentoring program as part of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program.

Released: 29-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Judges who’ve served with women more likely to hire women
Cornell University

Federal appellate judges are more likely to hire women to prestigious court clerkships after serving on panels with female colleagues, new Cornell research shows.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Entrepreneurship in China: The Rise of Female Billionaires
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

China’s progress towards modernization and marketization gave women unprecedented opportunities to launch and scale private enterprises and make billions in the process. Professor Ming-Jer Chen shares insights on how China managed to forge a new class of super-successful female founders.

Released: 19-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Nonprofits benefit from having women on executive board
Binghamton University, State University of New York

In the non-profit sector, women comprise the majority of nonprofit employees, while they are still the minority on boards. Having a substantial number of women on boards benefits nonprofits, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Women in IT More Likely To Be Promoted Than Men
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Women are underrepresented in leadership positions throughout the information technology industry. While more and more women are earning degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math — or STEM — fields, they don’t necessarily pursue careers in IT, because they don’t see opportunities for growth. New research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published in Information Systems Research examines how gender affects the likelihood of promotions in the context of the IT industry.

Newswise: Voting rights expert: Still work to be done in representation, access
23-Apr-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Voting rights expert: Still work to be done in representation, access
DePaul University

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote was ratified by the states Aug. 18, 1920. During the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage, DePaul University’s Christina Rivers is available to discuss the significance of the movement, its relevance today, and the work still left to be done.

Newswise: Women’s suffrage expert: Power of movement inspirational, but fell short of providing access for all
23-Apr-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Women’s suffrage expert: Power of movement inspirational, but fell short of providing access for all
DePaul University

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote was ratified by the states Aug. 18, 1920. During the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage, DePaul University’s Amy Tyson is available to discuss the significance of the movement and where the movement fell short.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 12:05 AM EDT
ASRA Recognizes Eight Trailblazers as Part of the Year of Women in ASRA
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Eight trailblazing women in regional anesthesia and pain medicine are being honored for their achievements and contributions to the field as part of the ASRA Trailblazer Awards. Created to acknowledge potential for bias in the past, the program is part of the “Year of Women in ASRA,” so named by ASRA President Dr. Eugene Viscusi. Other components of the campaign include year-round highlights of prominent women in the field on the ASRA website and social media channels, greater recognition of gender disparities at meetings, improved data collection to continue to assess our progress representing the field, and, most importantly, development of an organizational plan to identify and correct disparities across all minority groups.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Medical manufacturers with female directors act more quickly and frequently on product recalls
Indiana University

Medical product companies, such as those that make pharmaceuticals and medical devices, make recall decisions quite differently as women are added to their board of directors, according to a new study by professors at four universities, including Indiana University.

Newswise:Video Embedded female-directors-are-quicker-to-recall-dangerous-medical-products-study-shows
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Released: 30-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Female directors are quicker to recall dangerous medical products, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Some 4,500 Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs and devices are pulled from shelves annually — decisions greatly influenced by the presence of women on a firm’s board, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Claiming the Director’s Chair
Released: 27-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Claiming the Director’s Chair
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU is preparing the next generation of women filmmakers for California’s multibillion-dollar entertainment industry.

Newswise: Tammy Snyder Murphy Named 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee
Released: 3-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST
Tammy Snyder Murphy Named 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee
Rutgers School of Public Health

Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, has been named the 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee by the Rutgers School of Public Health. She will also serve as the school’s speaker at their 35th graduation ceremony.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Johns Hopkins Medicine Launches Live Online Speaker Event: HopkinsMedLIVE
Johns Hopkins Medicine

WHAT: Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to providing the best care for our patients, but we recognize that there is a history of unequal access to health care for many groups. In this live panel discussion, we will discuss bias in medicine with some of our leading researchers and address what we can do to give everyone the opportunity to live a healthy life.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
Having fewer children reduced the education gap in China
Ohio State University

A new study uses China’s one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
BIDMC Marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN-Women to promote the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities. BIDMC has a long history of women researchers in medicine and science. Below is a brief list of only a few of our distinguished women leaders.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST
Herstory Being Made During Super Bowl LIV: Women Play Prominent Roles in Sports Medicine, Coaching and Entertainment
National Athletic Trainers' Association

While Super Bowl LIV occurs during the NFL’s 100th anniversary, it also marks another historic achievement: the first time, three female athletic trainers (ATs) will provide medical care during a Super Bowl. They will join other powerhouse females instrumental to Super Bowl Sunday: offensive assistant coach for the 49ers, Katie Sowers, and international sensations Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato and Shakira. They are in good company with female viewers of last year’s game comprising nearly 50% of Super Bowl viewers.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: January 2020
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST
Companies Innovate More When Their Boards Include Women
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Corporate innovation is crucial for value creation. What does that have to do with gender diversity? A new global study shows the real influence and impact of gender diversity on boards; when it comes to greater balance, so come greater innovation outcomes. And the effects may be evident sooner than you think.

Newswise: Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters
Released: 30-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST
Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters
University of Notre Dame

In new research fittingly published in the year marking the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S., two political scientists trace the evolution of women’s voting behavior, turnout and candidate choice.

Released: 28-Jan-2020 12:25 PM EST
Closing the Gender Gap in VC Funding
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Raising venture capital isn’t for the faint of heart, but the challenges are magnified for female founders. UVA Darden professors Saras Sarasvathy and Elena Loutskina share insights on barriers women face to raising risk capital and how to overcome them.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Women-only business groups marginalize and fail to empower members
Lancaster University

Women-only business networks fail to boost female entrepreneurship and instead serve to marginalise further the very people they seek to help.

Released: 22-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
Stepping Up and Standing Out
American University

Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, according to a new online survey released by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Politics Institute at American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

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Released: 17-Jan-2020 1:35 AM EST
Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment
Stockholm University

Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees.

Released: 8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Program encourages female medical students to specialize in orthopaedics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In findings published recently in the Journal of Surgical Education, a team at BIDMC and colleagues reported that annual workshops offered to female medical students boost the presence of women in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Released: 8-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
Highlighting women's achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows
University of Exeter

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Feminist/Anti-Feminist Social Media Posts Easily Altered to Advance Political Agendas of Others
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Feminist and anti-feminist social media posts can easily be altered to advance political agendas, according to a new study conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias
29-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Post-doctoral training is a critical career stage for researchers in the life sciences yet interviewing for a post-doctoral position is largely an unregulated process. Without regulation, interviews are susceptible to unconscious biases that may lead to discrimination against certain demographic groups (e.g., women and minorities). Using data from an online survey of post-docs, we show that interview procedures for post-doctoral positions in the life sciences are correlated with several factors (e.g., candidate demographics) in ways that may bias the outcome of interviews. We discuss key components of interviews and suggest that conducting standardized, well-planned interviews that are less susceptible to unconscious biases may help increase the retention of women and under-represented minorities in the life sciences.

Newswise: Why It Matters: STEMinism
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Released: 26-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
Why It Matters: STEMinism
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” according to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.

Newswise: Bias-Busting Algorithms: Can AI Help VCs Diversify their Deals?
Released: 15-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Bias-Busting Algorithms: Can AI Help VCs Diversify their Deals?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Studies show that gender bias in the venture capital (VC) industry hurts both female founders and has negative financial consequences for VC firms. Darden Professors Morela Hernandez and Roshni Raveendhran show how algorithm-aided, data-driven approaches can help investors mitigate bias and make better and more equitable funding decisions.

Newswise: First-ever majority women lead ATA Board of Directors
Released: 14-Nov-2019 12:15 PM EST
First-ever majority women lead ATA Board of Directors
American Thyroid Association

For the first time in its 96-year history, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) will be majority led by a president, secretary/COO, treasurer, and past-president who are women.  The ATA, headquartered in Falls Church, VA, announces with pleasure that Martha Zeiger, MD, began a one-year term as president of the Board of Directors and Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, started her 4-year term as Secretary/Chief Operating Officer at the close of the 89th Annual Meeting, November 3 in Chicago, Illinois.

Released: 30-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Too Real, or Too Fake? Female Instagram Influencers in ‘Authenticity Bind’
Cornell University

Female Instagram influencers – whose livelihoods depend on their numbers of followers, views and likes – endure criticism and harassment both for being too real and for seeming too fake, according to a new study from Cornell University.

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Released: 28-Oct-2019 1:55 PM EDT
Neutrino Physicist Kirsty Duffy Receives Leona Woods Lectureship Award
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—Kirsty Duffy, a Lederman Fellow at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), says neutrinos are the most interesting particles in the universe. As a recipient of the Leona Woods Distinguished Postdoctoral Lectureship Award, she’ll have a chance to make her case in two talks she’ll deliver at the U.

24-Oct-2019 3:10 PM EDT
Alexandria surgeon Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, MD, FACS, honored for inspiring women in surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, MD, FACS, received the 2019 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the College's Clinical Congress 2019.

Newswise:Video Embedded protecting-data-recruiting-students-to-cybersecurity
VIDEO
Released: 24-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT
Protecting data, recruiting students to cybersecurity
Iowa State University

Doug Jacobson -- already busy with cyberdefense research and helping build Iowa State's new major in cyber security engineering -- has found fun ways to recruit students into cybersecurity studies and careers.

Newswise: Open the Door to a New Career
Released: 27-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Open the Door to a New Career
Saint Joseph's University

Break down the basics of breaking into your field.

Newswise: The Gender Pay Gap
Released: 28-Aug-2019 10:05 PM EDT
The Gender Pay Gap
University of South Australia

While the principle of “equal pay for equal work” was legalised decades ago, a UniSA gender diversity expert says women executives are still struggling to achieve this right, despite working their way to the top of the business echelon.

Released: 26-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
18 Women-Led Ventures Join Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Boston
Babson College

Nineteen high-potential women entrepreneurs, representing eighteen ventures, have been selected to participate in Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Boston—a unique, five-month accelerator designed for women entrepreneurs, by women entrepreneurs, in order to empower them to build scalable businesses.

Released: 23-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
No More Playing Games: What You Should Know about the U.S. Women's Soccer (@USWNT) #EqualPay Fight
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Weeks after the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) made history by winning its fourth FIFA World Cup – and in the process smashing global television ratings for the sport – throngs of adoring fans continue to laud the players daily on news programs and social media. But despite world dominance, the female athletes are still paid only a fraction of what their male counterparts earn.


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