#GoodRead | Women need to be seen and heard at conferences
Relatively few women make it to top academic positions in science — and there begins the vicious circle of invisibility. Women aren’t available as mentors for aspiring young scientists. They aren’t there when journalists call for someone to provide a quick scientific opinion. And they are apparently not thought of when conference organizers put together lists of speakers to invite to meetings, says a group of frustrated neuroscientists trying to do something practical about the problem.