To know virologist Akiko Iwasaki is to know that she is passionate about combatting sexism, power imbalance, and toxic behavior in academia.
Mothers in Science"Be pregnant and go on interviews. If they don’t welcome you with open arms and offer childcare options, they don’t deserve you." Don't miss this great piece featuring @VirusesImmunity, advocate for #WomenInSTEM and amazing #SciMom role model. By @scchak
The conditions of teleworking combined with increased child-care demands are a perfect storm for bias against mothers.
Mothers in ScienceNew survey shows that “not only are mothers doing way more at home than fathers during the pandemic, but mothers are also more than twice as likely to worry that their performance is being judged negatively because of caregiving responsibilities.”
We are launching the first global survey to measure the impact of having children on career progression, scientific productivity and career choices of women in STEMM, and to identify the specific motherhood-related factors driving gender imbalance...
New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated — not improved — the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.
Mothers in Science"Ultimately, our analyses reveal that gender inequality in parents’ work hours has worsened during the pandemic...this inequity can have long-term, disastrous effects on women’s careers.”
Mothers in Science“New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated — not improved — the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.” 1/5
Women earn less after having kids. Men don’t. Even in Scandinavia.
Mothers in ScienceStudies show mothers have lower salaries than father and childless women- this pay gap hasn’t changed for over 30 years. vox.com/2018/2/19/1701… #MotherhoodBiasinSTEM #SciMomJourneys
More than 40% of new moms and 20% of new dads in science change fields, go part time, or quit the workforce
Mothers in ScienceThe #MotherhoodBiasinSTEM has real consequences. A recent study shows 42% of mothers and 15% of fathers leave full-time STEM careers within 3 yrs of having children, leaving us with a less inclusive community. sciencemag.org/careers/2019/0… #SciMomJourneys
This professor discussed her daughter’s health complications when she interviewed for faculty positions
Mothers in Science“To fairly evaluate a scientist’s CV, it’s important to understand their full journey—children and all.”
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Study says comments such as ‘she should be in the kitchen, not writing papers’ affect the careers of under-represented groups
Mothers in Science" unprofessional reviews likely have [contributed to] and will continue to perpetuate the gap in STEM fields for traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences."
Have you experienced anything like this as a #motherinscience?
A support group for mothers is a model for practical, inexpensive steps to ease women's transition to motherhood--and hopefully retain them in science.
Mothers in Science“Early-career women scientists are lacking role models in our fields to show us how to be successful at being both a mother and a scientist.”
10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
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65 Likes, 5 Comments - Mothers in Science (@mothersinscience) on Instagram: “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. In high school I had an amazing physics teacher who had so much…”
Mothers in Science“The more I studied physics education the more I learned about the gender gap in physical science. “ - Brittnay
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