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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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22-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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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.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Business Ethics, In the Workplace, Women in Business, Sexual Harassment and #MeToo, All Journal News,

17-Jan-2020 1:35 AM EST
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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.

Channels: Bone Health, Education, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Surgery, Women in Business, All Journal News,

8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
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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.

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8-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias
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    1-Dec-2019 1:00 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.

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29-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
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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.

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26-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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