Unfortunately enough, there are still not many women in science, especially not in my field, computational neuroscience. I find this a pity! So why is that, and what can we do about it? There has been written much about the biases but also the societal challenges women face when trying to pursue a scientific career (see for instance here, here , here, here or here ), and how this is made worse by the corona-pandemic (see here, here, here or here). But how is it in practice, and what can we do? Here is just a random collection of stories and ideas that I like.
Stories about women in (neuro)science
- Stories of women in Neuroscience
- Adrienne Fairhall collected stories about women that manage to have both a scientific career and a family: ‘How does she do it?’
- Photos, podcasts and more about women in science: ‘My so-called lab’
- Stories about motherhood while having a scientific career: ‘Mama is an academic’
- And here is how I (and others) got to be an academic on Crowdcast
How can we get more women in (neuro)science?
- Use these guidelines
- Make sure the workshop/conference you’re organising invites women: BiaswatchNeuro
- Don’t know where to find one? Look here: Anne’s list or here: WinRepo
- Or look in this Twitter list
- Or these Twitter accounts:
Join NGOs promoting diversity in science
- European Women in Mathematics (EWM – NL organistion)
- Gender diversity for STEM in the Netherlands (VHTO)
- Athena’s Angels
- For (more) female professors in the Netherlands: LNVH
- ALBA Network
- German Network for Women in Neuroscience
- Maybe even more important: Black in Neuroscience!