Put talent first: Practical steps to eliminate gender bias in science
Webinar organized by AAAS/Science journal in association with Foundation IPSEN
The #metoo movement has swept Hollywood, politics, and even Uber. Is science next? This live roundtable discussion addressed the continuing problem of gender-based discrimination in the sciences. Our expert panel examined the efforts being taken by scientific organizations, academic centers, and funding agencies to end gender bias in science. They also considered the cultural changes needed in the sciences to prevent and eradicate discrimination, including moving the narrative away from blaming the victim and excusing discriminatory behavior, and toward community responsibility. Only through collective action across the scientific community can we create workplaces that are gender equitable, nondiscriminatory, and bias-free.
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Anna Han, Ph.D. (NIH, Bethesda, USA)
She is a senior behavioral scientist in the Office of the Director, Scientific Workforce Diversity, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her work focuses on evidence-based approaches and interventions to enhance the diversity and social inclusion in the scientific workforce.
Kathryn Clancy, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, USA)
She is an American biological anthropologist who specialises in reproductive health. She is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, in the Department of Anthropology. Her additional research and policy advocacy work focuses on sexual harassment in science and academia.
Isabelle Collet, Ph.D. (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
She obtained her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Paris-Nanterre, France, in 2005, and the next year published the book, “Does computer science have gender?” based on her thesis work. She has served as a scientific expert on numerous gender-neutral education projects in STEM in Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Her research interests are focused on closing the gender gap in STEM (especially in IT) and developing strategies of inclusion for women in higher education.
Moderated by Shirley Malcolm, Ph.D. (Science/AAAS, Washington, USA)
Shirley Malcom is head of Education and Human Resources at AAAS. In this position she works to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEM.