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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick
KQED | April 24, 2013
Many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can’t change. Research finds that when girls think this way, they often give up, rather than persisting through difficulties. They don’t think they possess the ability to improve, and nowhere is the phenomenon stronger than in math.
For women in science, it’s still chilly out there
The Berkeley Blog | April 23, 2013
Survival in field-based academic science can’t just be about who can put up with or witness abuse the longest – that is not an appropriate metric to measure who is the best at their science
Women In Science Disadvantaged: Work By Male Scientists Associated With Higher Quality
The Huffington Post | April 22, 2013
Working in the sciences is notoriously challenging for women -- men outnumber and out-earn them across the biological, life, physical and social sciences. And now, new research from Ohio State University has found that, not only are scientific articles written by men thought to be higher quality than those written by women, but also that people are more interested in collaborating with male scientists than female ones.
Harper Government launches call for proposals to increase opportunitIes for women in non-traditional roles
Canada Newswire | April 19, 2013
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today called for projects that will increase opportunities for women in non-traditional roles, as part of a call for proposals to increase economic opportunities for women in Canada.
Female computer science grads learn from wise profs
UToday | April 17, 2013
An audience of female computer scientists learned about the professional and personal choices made by successful female industry pioneers at an informational luncheon held on April 5 with guest professor Susan Landau.
Gender Equality in European Research
Science | April 16, 2013
the European Commission released its latest snapshot of the representation of women in science. The gap appears to be closing—slowly—but more needs to be done.
Women make better decisions than men
e! Science News | March 26, 2013
Women's abilities to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake make them better corporate leaders, researchers have found. A survey of more than 600 board directors showed that women are more likely to consider the rights of others and to take a cooperative approach to decision-making. This approach translates into better performance for their companies.
How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science
Time | March 25, 2013
Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender barriers to entering these fields, but because they may find better opportunities elsewhere.
More career options may explain why fewer women pursue jobs in science and math
Phys.org | March 19, 2013
Women may be less likely to pursue careers in science and math because they have more career choices
How female scientists find their inspiration
The Globe and Mail | March 11, 2013
Female scientists bring a different perspective to how they conduct research and approach innovation. Some argue that women’s contributions are often aimed at a broader, more diverse population.
Why are there still so few women in science and tech?
Fortune | March 11, 2013
Engineering and tech are the last bastions of gender imbalance in the workplace, but it doesn't have to be that way, says one female engineer.
5 reasons women trail men in science
Live Science | March 6, 2013
Though women now receive half the doctorates in science and engineering in the United States, they make up only 21 percent of full science professors and a measly 5 percent of full engineering professors. This article outlines the top 5 reasons for this gender gap.
President Cannon outlines her top five lessons in leadership and life
UToday | February 28, 2013
Elizabeth Cannon shared the top five lessons she has learned in leadership and life as she delivered a keynote speech Thursday, Feb. 21 at a Deloitte Women of Influence luncheon in Calgary.
Female high school students become engineers for a day
UToday | February 21, 2013
The halls of the Schulich School of Engineering will be bustling with 244 female high-school students on Thursday, Feb. 21 exploring the wide range of jobs in the field of engineering.
Tackling gender inequality at work
The Guardian | February 6, 2013
Upskilling women isn't enough to achieve equal opportunity – employers need a dedicated, long-term gender strategy
Girls and science: why the gender gap exists and what to do about it
The Guardian | February 5, 2013
There was bad news from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday, which found that 15-year-old girls around the world, outperform boys in science – except for in the United States, Britain and Canada.
Lingering misconceptions keep women from entering the technology sector
The Financial Post | February 4, 2013
Women make up 47% of the overall Canadian workforce. Yet they comprise just 24% of the tech sector workforce. An even smaller percentage of women hold management positions within the field. In the third quarter of 2012, 14,000 women left the tech sector labour force. By comparison, only 2,000 men departed the sector.
Clues to a Troubling Gap
The New York Times | February 4, 2013
Girls outperformed boys in more countries in a science test given to 15-year-old students in 65 countries — but in the United States, boys led the girls.
UBC gives all female tenure-stream faculty a 2 per cent raise
The Globe and Mail | February 2, 2013
The University of British Columbia is striking a blow at gender inequity in professors’ pay, promising all tenure-stream female faculty a 2 per cent pay hike by the end of the month
Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM
The Scientist | January 23, 2013
Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain
Countries must address lack of women in science and technology fields – UN
United Nations Regional Information Centre | January 8, 2013
Women and girls run the risk of being left behind in scientific and technological fields if countries do not put measures in place to address discrimination and change traditional attitudes, the United Nations said today, warning that this gap constitutes an obstacle to nations’ progress.
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