Gender Equality in Medical Research Long Overdue, Study Finds

Research labs may be short-changing women by ignoring differences between male and female animals in experiments to discover new drugs, suggesting sexual equality in scientific studies is overdue, researchers said on Monday.

World Science Festival: Pioneering women scientists put gender equality under the microscope

Inspiring young women to pursue science and building their confidence is only the first step in bridging the gender equality gap in STEM fields, female scientists say.

A Survey of Seattle Start-Ups: Insights on Org Culture & Diversity

This fall, a team including Martha Burwell, an independent consultant, Ruchika Tulshyan, and Artemis Connection, a consultancy focused on aligning strategy and team, were pondering the Seattle tech industry along with our oft-criticized tendency to not talk about issues like race and diversity. To understand what these facts meant for our startups culture, we surveyed more than 315+ employees at start-ups (defined as companies with fewer than 250 employees) in the Seattle area about their experience.

Breaking the Gender Barrier in Engineering

How Dartmouth became one of the first national research universities to a graduate a majority-female class of engineers. Hint: “we didn’t get here with a well-worn roadmap. What we sought to create was a better engineering experience for all students, and along the way found that these strategies helped engage all aspiring engineers, bringing more women into our program.”

On Women’s Equality Day, More Companies Promise Change

100% Talent signatory Deloitte is among the dozens of businesses that have signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge. Companies that sign on acknowledge the critical role that businesses must play in reducing the national gender pay gap.

 

Coding students tell Congresswoman there’s no simple solution to tech’s diversity problem

U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene — who’s worked at Microsoft, drugstore.com, and Nimble Technology— visited Seattle’s Ada Developers Academy to discuss this persistent issue. Many of Ada’s women agree: there is no single program that can fix tech’s diversity problems. Ada students listed a multitude of things that have kept them from entering the work force: a lack of role models, the discomfort of being the only woman in a room, or simply being told women aren’t suited to tech work.

Top tech stats: The Internet of Things, gender equality & more

The Future of Gender Equality, a report by Yell Business, has indicated that despite the technology industry’s notorious reputation for disruption and innovation, it is yet to disrupt unbalanced gender representation.

Maria Renz keynotes Amazon’s first Women’s Entrepreneur Conference

A year ago, Maria Renz she became the first woman named technical advisor to CEO Jeff Bezos (a coveted rung on Amazon’s leadership ladder). Today, she delivered the keynote address at Amazon’s first-ever Women’s Entrepreneur Conference. “You learn the most when you’re both comfortable and challenged,” she said.

Guidelines published on measuring gender equality in medical research

Guidelines on how to measure more accurately the involvement of women researchers in medical research have been published by a group of senior international academics led by the University of Oxford. The paper states that, compared to men, women are under-represented among researchers and research participants; receive less funding and benefit less from the outcomes of studies.