Striving for gender equality in the sciences: leadership and representation

“Research shows that fewer women than men hold leadership positions in the disciplines of science,technology, engineering, and maths. International Innovation explores the factors behind underrepresentation, the initiatives required to boost entry, and the views and experiences of prominent women scientists on this important topic.”
In this interview with International Innovation, the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, Prof. Claudine Hermann, EPWS Vice-President, speaks about the various difficulties faced by women scientists in the advancement of their careers:
“Excellence in science should not be judged on men criteria, in particular constraints lived by women should be included: no concession on quality, but moving age barriers, judging more through quality than through bibliometrics, etc.  Women should be encouraged through networks such as EPWS and through some financed specific actions “

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