Women in Science

Launching a Women's Network

Dr. Donna Connor | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Donna Connor

I'm really hopeful that as we, and others, continue to build these networks we can create coaches and mentors that will bring through the next generation of budding young scientists and engineers

Maths and Physics: A Formula for Success

Nicky Morgan | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

We want to show young people that maths and science can open up endless possibilities for their future - and for Britain's future too. Our plan for education will ensure that we equip every child with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed - and our message is that maths and physics can get them there.

Who Said There Are So Few Women in Science?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Working at the Mary Rose, it seems hard to believe people who say that there aren't enough women in science. We have a healthy number of female scientists here at the museum specialising in all sorts of fields. Conservation, archaeology and teaching are the most popular however; physics still seems to be a subject left to the boys.

'We Can't Force Girls To Like Science', Says Glasgow Academic

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Schools should "give up" trying to attract more girls into traditional male subjects like computing, engineering and physics, because attempts to brid...

Sexism in Science 101: Mythbusting

Priya Shetty | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

While I acknowledge that some women genuinely haven't experienced it, the fact that so many senior women scientists refuse to engage with feminist issues bothers me deeply - not because I'm a blinkered women's rights campaigner, but because equality in science matters to me.

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

Gendered Marketing Perpetuates Stereotypes, Constrains Minds and Limits Our Children's Potential

Chi Onwurah | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

Before entering Parliament I spent two decades working as a professional electrical engineer across three continents. Regardless of the geographic location or the size of the company it was always a predominately or all male environment. But it is only when I walk into a toy store that I feel I am really experiencing gender segregation. At some point over the last three decades the toy industry decided that parents and children could not be trusted to choose to what to buy without colour coded gender labelling.

Even If No One Else Sees It for You, You Must See It for Yourself (The Survivor Personality)

Eleni Antoniadou | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleni Antoniadou

Even during extreme hardships, when you feel you are riding a pendulum from self-doubt to extreme frustration, when everyone seems like trying to prove you wrong and everything is against you, practice detachment from your our thoughts and your current situation and try to take a bird's eye view of our own thinking.

Girls Ahead Of Boys In STEM Subjects

PA | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Girls are outperforming boys in maths and science, but action needs to be taken to encourage more of them to study the subjects, it has been suggested...

Do Women Need Women-Only Prizes?

Athene Donald | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Athene Donald

The young women making their way through school and university now, with dreams of progressing in their chosen field, maybe aiming right for the very top, need to know that their aspirations are achievable, that their dreams are not mere fantasies and that routes to the top exist.

Why We Need to Address STEM's Gender Gap

Green Futures | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK
Green Futures

Educational bias, workplace policies and lack of encouragement may go a long way to explaining why only 27% of scientific researchers worldwide are women. But while equity is reason enough to tackle the issue, the world may have a lot more to gain from a better balance.

More Women in Science and Engineering Will Unlock Growth

Ann McKechin | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

One way to tackle the skills crisis is to try and encourage a group into STEM who have been more or less an endangered species in science and engineering to date: women.

Centers of Excellence: Where are the women?

Curt Rice | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Curt Rice

The Directors of the new Centers of Excellence and the winners of the Curious Pete competition were in that auditorium together, at the same time. But it felt like a time warp. We were supposed to be a picture from the pupils' future; but the 13 of us collectively looked much more like a stiff painting from their past.

What I Wear Won't Affect My Ability To Do Quantum Mechanics

Francesca Day | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Tech
Francesca Day

Whether I am wearing a pink ball gown or dungarees does not affect my ability to do quantum mechanics, and I retain the right to wear either. OK, so wearing the pink ball gown and heels into the lab might be a tad inappropriate, but I'm trying to illustrate a principle here.

Jessica Elgot

Filling In The Gender Gaps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

A marathon session of Wikipedia by a group of pioneering women in science aims to correct the staggering omissions of female scientists on the referen...

The Importance of Ada Lovelace Day

Helena Jidborg Alexander | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Helena Jidborg Alexander

Ada Lovelace the world's first computer programmer. Yes, I am serious; the first computer programmer was indeed a woman.

A Factory for Scientific Heroines at the Royal Society of London

Uta Frith | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Uta Frith

Eleanor Maguire is a scientific heroine. But she doesn't have a Wikipedia entry. How many more stars are there and why are they so hard to see? We may know some names and when we look them up in Wikipedia they are not there.

Mass Wikipedia Edit To Re-Write History Of Women In Science

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

The Royal Society will attempt to give women in science more of their due credit next month, by staging a mass, co-ordinated edit of the online encycl...

WATCH: Is This Video Sexist? It's Raising A Few Shaped Eyebrows

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video which has been made to encourage more girls to consider science as a career has been branded "offensive" and "sexist". Science: It's A Girl...

Women in Science

Anais Rassat | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

Should the Huffington Post have a "women in science" section on their Tech page? I think this is a great idea. Why not go further though and have a "women's" section on your Politics page since the issue is not confined to the world of white lab coats but affects half the world's population.