Did this really happen?! at the AGU 2018

Melanie Gerault was given the opportunity to talk about didthisreallyhappen.net at the 2018 American Geophysical Union annual meeting in Washington DC, USA.

It was a fantastic opportunity to spread the word about our initiative and we were very grateful. Many thanks to those who have reached out to us with their testimonies in the wake of the presentation! The session (Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality in Geosciences I: Gender Issues and Solutions) was organised so as to give ample time for discussions with the audience after the talks.

Nothing makes us more hopeful than hearing about the solid initiatives that were presented during this session! Progress is on its way!

Pourquoi il faut plus de femmes en science

Geophysicist Marie Bocher, member of the DTRH team, went on the RTS* radio to talk about women representation in sciences. Here is the link to the program. The interview is in French, but we provide the bibliography below.

*RTS is the acronym for “Radio Télévison Suisse”, Swiss television & radio.

Bibliography

Gender Differences in Learning

Kersey, A. J., Braham, E. J., Csumitta, K. D., Libertus, M. E., & Cantlon, J. F. (2018). No intrinsic gender differences in children’s earliest numerical abilities. npj Science of Learning, 3(1), 12.

Stereotype Threat

Huguet, P., & Régner, I. (2009). Counter-stereotypic beliefs in math do not protect school girls from stereotype threat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(4), 1024-1027.

Men and Women Vocabulary

Dutt, K., Pfaff, D. L., Bernstein, A. F., Dillard, J. S., & Block, C. J. (2016). Gender differences in recommendation letters for postdoctoral fellowships in geoscience. Nature Geoscience, 9(11), 805.

Ross, D. A., Boatright, D., Nunez-Smith, M., Jordan, A., Chekroud, A., & Moore, E. Z. (2017). Differences in words used to describe racial and gender groups in Medical Student Performance Evaluations. PloS one, 12(8), e0181659.

Schmader, T., Whitehead, J., & Wysocki, V. H. (2007). A linguistic comparison of letters of recommendation for male and female chemistry and biochemistry job applicants. Sex roles, 57(7-8), 509-514.

Turrentine, F. E., Dreisbach, C. N., St Ivany, A. R., Hanks, J. B., & Schroen, A. T. (2019). Influence of Gender on Surgical Residency Applicants’ Recommendation Letters. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

CV Biases

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Graham, M. J., & Handelsman, J. (2012). Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(41), 16474-16479.

Steinpreis, R. E., Anders, K. A., & Ritzke, D. (1999). The impact of gender on the review of the curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical study. Sex roles, 41(7-8), 509-528.

Maternity

Baker, M. (2012). Fertility, childrearing & the academic gender gap. Women’s Health and Urban Life, Vol 11 (2), 9-25.

Correll, S. J., Benard, S., & Paik, I. (2007). Getting a job: Is there a motherhood penalty?. American journal of sociology, 112(5), 1297-1338.

We spoke on the Radio!!!

May 2017

Cléo Schweyer invited us for her radio show, “sciences pour tous, l’émission” hosted by radio Brume, the campus radio in Lyon. With Philippe Liotard, Nicolas and Marie and Manon, we spoke about women in sciences, our specific experience of being a feminine team in a male dominated area, and finally what to do to have more gender balance… That was fun!

If you speak french, you can listen to the show here.