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A 2012 report called Scorecard on Gender Equality in the Knowledge Society found that the number of women in the science, technology and innovation fields is “alarmingly low” in the world’s leading economies, and is on the decline in others, including the US. This series of gender benchmarking studies was led by Dr. Sophia Huyer, founding Executive Director of  Women in Global Science & Technology (WISAT), and Dr.… [Read more]

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A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas to Markets: the Gender Factor, it shows how gender can make research more meaningful and open up new markets for scientific knowledge. It was developed by Portia Ltd with funds from the Elsevier Foundation’s New Scholars program to support discussion at the2012 European Gender Summit, held at the European Parliament in Brussels. Based… [Read more]

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, Elsevier Connect is honoring women in science by presenting a variety of stories and resources. You can find them on this page, which we will continue to update. Please feel free to share your own news, tips and resources for Women in Science in the comments. Read more on Elsevier Connect.

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Five researchers received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for pioneering work that could contribute to life-saving research in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The prizes were presented by the Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world to build research capacity and advance scientific… [Read more]

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More than 5.5 million people in South Africa are afflicted with HIV or AIDS. The epidemic has prompted a media group and a university library to pool their resources to document and preserve the experiences of those who are suffering and those who have battled a government that has at times refused to acknowledge the epidemic. Since 1998, the Community Media Trust has shot 3,000 hours of video footage chronicling… [Read more]

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The presence of women in the fields of science, technology and innovation remains significantly lower than for men, even in some of the world’s wealthiest regions, according to new research. The study (National Assessments and Benchmarking of Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation) assessed the level of support, opportunities and participation of women in science in the world’s leading knowledge-based economies: the European Union, the United States, Brazil, South… [Read more]

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Succeeding in the competitive world of science is challenging under the best of circumstances. But women scientists in countries with scarce resources and competing cultural expectations face significant additional obstacles as they strive to excel at careers in science. A new awards program takes those factors into account by recognizing the research excellence of early-career women scientists from 81 developing countries. Read more

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AsianScientist (Aug. 1, 2012) – By: Eva Aguilar – A new awards program has been launched to recognize the talent of women from the developing world’s scientifically weakest countries who are at the early stages of their science careers. The program was announced on July 20 by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), and the… [Read more]

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In many scientific disciplines, equal numbers of men and women earn PhDs. The post-doc phase, however, coincides with prime childbearing years and is marked by brutal hours, lack of job security and repeated international assignments. It is at this stage that science loses so many talented women. In Europe, women represent just 15 percent of full professors. Read more

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The Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing has received a $300,000 grant from The Elsevier Foundation to fund the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA). A strategy to help alleviate the nursing faculty shortage, this 18-month leadership program focuses on helping retain and transition new nurse educators to the faculty role. Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, and… [Read more]