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Pathways to inclusivity and diversity: building communities for women in science

Leigh, Jennifer S, Hiscock, Jennifer R., McConnell, Anna J., Haynes, Cally J. E., Caltagirone, Claudia, Draper, Emily R., Slater, Anna G., von Krbrek, Larissa, Hind, Charlotte, Kieffer, Marion and others. (2022) Pathways to inclusivity and diversity: building communities for women in science. SRHE News, . (In press) (KAR id:93062)

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Talking about the gender imbalance in STEM is not new. Patricia Fara wrote a book on the history of women’s participation in science and explained clearly that women have always been interested in science – the fact is they have not always been given the opportunities to be scientists. These days we can look at the lack of diversity in science and see that as well as barriers for women and other marginalised genders, there are barriers for anyone who does not fit the mythical stereotype of what a scientist might be. This might be because they are Black, or because they are disabled, or from a minority ethnic group, because of their sexuality, religion, or because they are the first in their family to enter higher education. Kimberlé Crenshaw described the way that these barriers accumulate and multiply as intersectional.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: women, science, gender, social science
Subjects: A General Works
H Social Sciences
Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Chemistry and Forensics
Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Funders: UK Research and Innovation (
[578] The Royal Society
Depositing User: Jennifer Leigh
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2022 10:37 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 11:19 UTC
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