Women in Science resources and links
Women in science and equity-oriented links, both within the University of Auckland and externally.
This is not intended to be exhaustive, so please email suggestions for sites or stories you think would be relevant to Professor Virginia Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page includes:
- General resources
- Presentations on women and science
- Some organisational initiatives
- Gender equity links, nominated by women in Science
- Our women scientists on social media
- Connect with Professor Virginia Braun (Associate Dean, Equity) on social media:
- Visit Equity at the University/Te Ara Tautika
- Read the The Equity Office - Equity in the News
- Read or watch Associate Professor Nicola Gaston’s book and talk on the topic:
- Connect with Dr Victoria Metcalf’s (Lincoln) on social media:
Presentations on women and science
You can visit Professor Jenny Martin on Twitter @Jenny_STEM.
- New Zealand’s Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS).
- The Curious Minds feature on girls and women in science and ICT.
- The Athena Swan initiative in the UK, which links gender equity performance to research funding.
- The SAGE initiative in Australia – which has implemented Athena Swan in various Australian institutions.
- Women in Science Australia.
- The EU’s ‘Gender in EU funded research’ toolkit.
- The EC’s website on Gendered Innovations in STEM and beyond.
- The Gender Summits series.
- One guide to being more gender inclusive in research demographic questions.
- New Zealand Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics.
- Australian Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group.
- Association for Women in Mathematics.
Gender equity resources, nominated by women in Science
- The Huffington Post’s women in science collection
- A NY Times article from a few years back, asking Why are there so few women in science?
- The Genderbread Person, by It's Pronounced Metrosexual
- The Atlantic article, For female scientists, there's no good time to have children
- Michael Kimmel's TED talk, Why gender equality is good for everyone – men included
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP) article, The ivory ceiling service work
- The Female Scientist article, Do we really still need to empower women in science?
- The Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics and past conference materials
- The Star article, 'Girls in STEM' culture is failing both girls and STEM
- The American Association of University Women (AAUW) article, Why so few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) Athena SWAN Charter
- Institute of Physics' (IOP) Project Juno
- Astronomical Society of Australia's (ASA) Pleiades Awards
- STEM Women article, Promoting STEM women: How scientific societies can help
- Twitter responses to Tim Hunt's sexist comments
- BioMed Central blog, Are women in science in a better position than women in tech?
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) blog, Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors
- Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng and Dr Margaret Stanley contributed to a series of International Women's Day blog posts for the Journal of Applied Ecology
- Science article, Consciously combating unconscious bias
- Gender Avenger's Good Read, Jezebel's Female Conference Speaker Bingo
- Curious Minds Women in STEM profiles
- The female scientist Twitter feed
- The Liberated Mathematician's Reluctant Maybe blog
- Medium article, How I get gender balance in tech-conference committees
- The Accidental Mathematician blog
- CNN article, Rediscovering WWII's female 'computers'
- NASA article, When the computer wore a skirt: Langley's computers, 1935-1970
- NASA article, From computers to leaders: Women at NASA Langley
- National Public Radio (NPR) article, When women stopped coding
- In the Company of Volcanoes blog, It's all for you girl! A message to girls everywhere from the women in volcanology
- Tenure, She Wrote blog
- Nicola Hemmings' blog, Hopes and fears of a new science mum
- Capstone Editing blog, Kids and conferences: Crazy concept or progressive parenting?
- The Guardian article, Conferences are intellectual lifelines – but as a single parent I often miss out
- Science article, New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists
- PLOS Computational Biology article, Ten simple rules to achieve conference speaker gender balance
- The Guardian article, Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried
- Go Petition Commitment to gender equity at scholarly conferences
- Naturejobs blog, Reflections on the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science program
- Stylist article, How to win every feminist argument: An 11-point guide
- The Georgia Straight article, Jennifer Berdahl: The "crazy/bitch" narrative about senior academic women
Our women scientists on social media
Many of the Faculty of Science's women are active on social media. Check out the list below and follow them!
- Associate Professor Jacqueline Beggs, School of Biological Sciences @JacquelineBeggs
- Professor Virginia Braun, School of Psychology and Associate Dean Equity, Faculty of Science @ginnybraun
- Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble, School of Chemical Sciences @BrimbleM
- Professor Kathy Campbell, School of Environment @stonehistorian
- Associate Professor Nicola Gaston, Department of Physics and MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology @nicgaston
- Kate Hannah, Te Pūnaha Matatini @khannah
- Associate Professor Jan Lindsay, School of Environment @GeoJanUoA
- Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng, School of Biological Sciences and Te Pūnaha Matatini @LoraxCate
- Dr Chrissie Painting, School of Biological Sciences @cpaintingnz
- Associate Professor Julie Rowland, School of Environment @TectonoFluids
- Professor Cather Simpson, Department of Physics, School of Chemical Sciences and The Photon Factory @ptolemytortoise
- Dr Margaret Stanley, School of Biological Sciences @mc_stanley1
- Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Te Pūnaha Matatini @SiouxsieW