Tag Archives: gender equality

Gender in science in Indonesia: why important gaps are lowered

Gender in science in Indonesia: why important gaps are lowered

Last August, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated that the opportunity for schools for women and men in Indonesia was almost equal. But gender equality has fallen by 50% when women enter the workforce because of gender bias in various occupations, so that only 30% of women work in the fields of science, technology and mathematics. In addition, the […] … learn more→

If academics don’t acknowledge nuance, who will?

If academics don’t acknowledge nuance, who will?

Gender equality – and the unconscious biases that challenge it – is now a mainstream concern in academic life. Codes of conduct are drawn up in efforts to support dignity at work and at study. Efforts are made to free senior academic appointments from gender bias. Many believe there is a long way yet to […] … learn more→

Digitising the historical fight for women’s equality at Cambridge

Digitising the historical fight for women’s equality at Cambridge

Two small boxes in the department of archives and modern manuscripts at Cambridge University Library contain a few pieces of detritus from an extraordinary afternoon in Cambridge in 1897. That day, crowds of undergraduates gathered to protest against a change in ordinances that would allow women to be granted degrees and membership of the university. […] … learn more→

There’s no such thing as gender equality if you’re a woman in politics

There’s no such thing as gender equality if you’re a woman in politics

In my work as a gender and communications specialist I have met – and in some cases professionally advised – female ministers, legislators, mayors, community leaders and judges across the world, from the Dominican Republic and Honduras to the Netherlands and Sweden. I’m Argentinean, so the struggles described to me by Latin American female leaders, […] … learn more→

Change the way we run universities to unlock women’s talent

Change the way we run universities to unlock women’s talent

Striving for gender equality is vitally important, particularly in higher education. As the sector continues to encounter massive changes, we need every bit of talent and the very best, skilled leaders to guide us through. There is a wealth of evidence from the private sector that increased diversity in senior positions leads to better-run and […] … learn more→

Universities should lead the fight for gender equality in business

Universities should lead the fight for gender equality in business

Fewer women started businesses last year than the year before. This should worry everyone who works in higher education. We’re missing out on tens of billions of pounds of potential economic growth. Even more importantly, countless innovations are failing to reach the marketplace. These missed opportunities really matter. We hear a lot about the need […] … learn more→