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Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies. Danica Savonick and Cathy N.

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

Davidson Overview The often unconscious and unintentional biases against women, including in academe, have been well documented in the autobiographical writings of authors such as Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Patricia Williams, and bell hooks. But is the experience they document merely “subjective”? Several recent social science research studies, using strictly controlled methodologies, suggest that these first-person accounts of discrimination are representative, not simply anecdotal. The studies aggregated and summarized below offer important policy implications for the traditional ways that we count and quantify the processes leading to hiring, promotion, and tenure.

Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs  Small businesses are playing a vital role in our emergence from one of the worst recessions in our nation's history.

Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs 

In fact, America's 23 million small businesses are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon -- our long tradition of entrepreneurship and an evolving economic landscape, to name a few. But among the most impactful is that more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs. According to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN, women are starting 1,288 net new businesses per day; over the past 17 years, women-owned businesses have increased at 1.5 times the national average. The impact of these new businesses is profound. Riches Come to Women as C.E.O.s, but Few Get There. Photo If you were Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, making nearly $25 million for one year’s worth of work — not to mention getting $50,000 in company-paid personal security — the gender pay gap would probably not be a major concern.

Riches Come to Women as C.E.O.s, but Few Get There

Women scaling the heights of corporate America tend to have compensation packages that are as jaw-droppingly gigantic as men at a similar level. But here’s the thing: they hardly ever get there. On our annual list of the 200 highest-paid chief executives in the United States, there were just 11 women. That’s 5.5 percent of the total, and similar to the 4.9 percent representation of female chief executives at the 1,000 biggest companies. The Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings, conducted for The New York Times, raises questions about whether executive compensation is out of hand and whether it is to blame for national economic inequality.

Continue reading the main story OPEN Interactive Graphic Same Pay, Stalled Progress. Women science writers conference about changing the ratio. A summit last weekend presented actions to address systemic gender inequities in science journalism Image credit: Perrin Ireland CAMBRIDGE, MA—Science writers take a “show me the numbers” approach when tackling a tough topic.

Women science writers conference about changing the ratio

So organizers of the first Solutions Summit for Women in Science Writing came armed with their own data to back up recent concerns that gender bias, inequity, and sexual harassment are still holding women back. This included a new survey showing that women science writers reported far more negative professional experiences related to their gender than male science writers, including work-related harassment.

Welcome to Gender Action Portal. At Mellon, Signs of Change - Research. Explore a Chronicle analysis of the Andrew W.

At Mellon, Signs of Change - Research

Mellon Foundation's grants. The foundation divides its current grant-making activities into four major streams: higher education and scholarship, for which Mellon appropriated more than $132-million in 2012; scholarly communications and information technology (nearly $30-million appropriated in 2012); performing arts (just over $50-million); and art history, conservation, and museums (nearly $28-million). Another program, devoted to conservation and the environment, concluded last year. Many of the projects that sprang up with the help of Mellon money have become fixtures in the higher-education and scholarly-communication realms. Notable examples include JSTOR, a digital repository of scholarly journal articles and books, and the online image repository Artstor. Its influence extends far beyond the digital arena. Like any foundation, Mellon does not always back winners. It’s easy to see why Mellon comes across as inscrutable.

Mr. WSKC Homepage - Women in STEM Knowledge Center - WSKC. Women stay in jobs longer than they should. The job market still isn’t good enough for a lot of people to think about switching jobs, even if they’re sick of the one they have.

Women stay in jobs longer than they should

But research shows men and women handle job tenure differently. “Important to make gender equality visible in practice” - Vetenskapsrådet. Similar participant observations had been carried out in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

“Important to make gender equality visible in practice” - Vetenskapsrådet

It all started at the initiative of an evaluation panel chair who seemed to detect that there were differences in how grant applications from women and men were treated, differences that were subtle and difficult to capture and specify. In several of the panels observed in 2012 there were no gender differences in panel discussions or in how applicants were judged. - Regardless of how uncommon this issue is, it’s important to make it visible and discuss it, says Mille Millnert, Director General of the Swedish Research Council.

Mille Millnert has proposed to the Board of the Swedish Research Council that gender-equality observations should be a permanent feature in order to assure the quality of the evaluation work, as a complement to the statistics that are gathered and followed up.