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This is the first blog post in a short series presented by the Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committee focusing on women in science in different countries. Each month, the Women’s Committee will focus on a specific region and highlight stories or articles that are pertinent to female researchers in that area. This month’s blog focuses on Australia and features articles on the following topics. A loss of female talent in the Australian scientific workforce and what can be done about it An Australian female scientist and her personal story of transitioning from a job in industry back to
Guest posted a topic in Women in Bone Resource CenterThis interview with Dr. Aline Betancourt, founder, CSO and acting CEO of Wibi+Works, a research company based in San Diego, California, touches on the experiences of being a female STEM entrepreneur and the importance of perseverance in the face of doubt. In it, Betancourt answers the questions of what inspired her to pursue scientific research and development professionally, talks about her role models in the field and describes how best to address the issues of representation and support for women in STEM. To view the full article: Helfand-Rogers, Candice, The Story Exchange – Where Wome
In a recent article featured in Fortune, Katherine Zaleski, Cofounder and President of PowerToFly, apologizes to mothers in the workforce stating that she had doubted their work ethic prior to having her own child. In it, Zaleski recalls that “as a manager for the The Huffington Post and then the The Washington Post in my mid-twenties, I committed a long list of infractions against mothers or said nothing while I saw others do the same”. Additionally, Zaleski explains that over 80% of women will become mothers by age 44 and that the work place needs to change its culture in order to accommodat
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men-and that to succeed confidence matters as much as competence. Published in The Atlantic, this is an overview of the “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance-What Women Should Know” written by Katty Kay, the anchor of BBC World News America and Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC News. The article speaks to the confidence gap between men and women in the workplace and how being confident is just as important as being competent. To view the full article: Kay, Katty, and Claire Shipman. "The Confidence Gap." The Atlant