Loading

Top tips for supporting women scientists Celebrating Women in Science

  1. Help women to set aside time for research, recognizing the competing pressures on many women’s time
  2. Look at institutional policies and consider how they support women and women’s career progression
  3. Create networks of support for women and provide mentoring
  4. Address the challenges earlier by talking to girls in secondary school about being scientists
  5. Challenge situations where there is a lack of women
  6. Consider if women-only training can help women to build confidence and find their voice

Top tips for supporting women scientists

  1. Help them to set aside time for research, recognizing the many competing pressures on many women’s time
  2. Look at institutional policies and consider how they support women and women’s career progression
  3. Create networks of support for women and provide mentoring
  4. Address the challenges earlier by talking to girls in secondary school about being scientists
  5. Challenge situations where there is a lack of women
  6. Consider if women-only training can help women to build confidence and find their voice

Top tips for women who want to pursue a research career

  1. Choose a field you are interested in and be focused on being an expert
  2. Understand what your challenges are and seek help with those challenges
  3. Talk to your supervisor about ways to ensure you have adequate time for research
  4. Look for collaborators who complement your skills, including people to mentor you, people you could mentor, and people with a different perspective
  5. Recognize the “packages” that you bring with you into science but also recognize that science is neutral about who you are
  6. Always know in the back of your mind that you are an inspiration to other women (and men alike) who are known or unknown to you
Above all, be exceptional at what you do, and your gender will not matter!

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.