Ana Botella. Política y ex-alcaldesa de Madrid/Politician and ex-Mayor of Madrid
In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the CNIO joins the celebration of this day. Here's a large sample of our female scientists.
Peer review—the process by which scientific research is scrutinized by outside experts—has a bias, according to new commentary published in Nature. When scientists look for experts to vet others' research, women are selected less often than men.
Full article: More evidence that sexism is a big problem in science
Common stereotypes associate high-level intellectual ability (brilliance, genius, etc.) with men more than women. These stereotypes discourage women’s pursuit of many prestigious careers; that is, women are underrepresented in fields whose members cherish brilliance (such as physics and philosophy) these stereotypes are endorsed by, and influence the interests of, children as young as 6. Specifically, 6-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe that members of their gender are “really, really smart.” Also at age 6, girls begin to avoid activities said to be for children who are “really, really smart.”.
Full article: Las niñas se creen menos brillantes que los niños desde los seis años (in Spanish)