Gender inequality in academia: the current situation and three women who are breaking barriers

By Amelia Stephenson and Emma Anderson, Science and Policy Exchange

As female students in engineering and neuroscience, we are disheartened by the continued gender inequality within Academia, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Yet, at the same time, we are consistently being inspired by female researchers who are breaking through barriers within their respective fields. In this post, we aim to both inform and empower; by exploring the current situation of gender inequality in academia and sharing the stories of three researchers who inspire us.


The current situation for women in academia

On March 8th, 2021, the internet was awash in posts highlighting the achievements of women for International Women’s Day. Amidst the celebratory fabric is a less joyful thread; women still face widespread gender inequality.


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