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What is it like to be a woman in STEMM? Gender bias, sexual harassment, and the myth of meritocracy

  • Small Lecture Theatre, Bragg Building Cavendish Laboratory 19 JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge (map)

Dr. Meredith Nash

University of Tasmania

Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) fields worldwide, particularly in leadership positions. In this presentation, Dr Nash will discuss her findings from an ongoing mixed-methods sociological study drawing on the experiences of 25 women in STEMM fields who were all participants in a three-week transformational leadership program in Antarctica in 2016. She will use a feminist intersectional analysis to examine the women’s experiences of science leadership, including challenges they face as women in male-dominated fields.

Earlier Event: October 19
Fresher's Squash
Later Event: November 22
"Inferior, how science got women wrong"