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When women help women, we’re a powerful force.

Mentors play a positive role on women’s decisions to major in STEMM. Women mentors who were enthusiastic about STEMM, encouraged questions and treated their mentees with respect, had a positive influence on women’s decisions to choose STEMM majors.

RESEARCH.

Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters: A Homeward Bound Global Review and Fact Sheet Investigating Gender Inequality in STEMM

Prepared by Fabian Dattner, Homeward Bound CEO and Co-founder;
Dr Mary-Ellen Feeney, Jacobs Group (Australia); and
Professor Tonia Gray, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University.
Compiled by Homeward Bound Alumni from 2018 & 2019

Copies can be download at https://doi.org/10.26183/5d22d5fbe2349

Online version here.

Gender Disparity in STEM Disciplines: A Study of Faculty Attrition and Turnover Intentions.

Xu YJ. (2008). Research in Higher Education. 49:607–24.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-008-9097-4

The Development of Scientific Talent in Westinghouse Finalists and Members of the National Academy of Sciences

Women that stay in STEMM seek mentors more actively and are identified more frequently by mentors as possible protégés.

DOI:10.1007/s10804-006-9002-3

https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/springer-journals/the-development-of-scientific-talent-in-westinghouse-finalists-and-lPo2KgdLpQ

 

MEDIA.

Power Of The Pack: Women Who Support Women Are More Successful

FORBES – I always say a woman alone has power; collectively we have impact. Traditionally we have been taught to be competitive with one another, because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. It’s so clear that strategy doesn’t work. The truth is that raising each other up and channeling the power of collaboration is truly how we’ll change the equation—and have a lot more fun along the way.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelleyzalis/2019/03/06/power-of-the-pack-women-who-support-women-are-more-successful/?sh=46c76bd81771

The Powerful Effect of The #MeToo Movement

SISTERHOOD AGENDA – Here’s how the #MeToo movement is affecting different industries.

https://sisterhoodagenda.com/the-powerful-effect-of-the-metoo-movement/

SHARE YOUR STORY.

How have you experienced this gender fact in your life or in your workplace?

Share your story, or how your organisation has overcome this fact.

New research? Let us know.

STRONGERTOGETHER

It’s time to give women in STEMM a bigger voice. Share these facts with everyone you know*. Shout it out loud. Be heard. Rally together. Pass it to your peers, your networks and social circles.

BECAUSE TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THE STATUS QUO

* Steal the Gender Facts resources from our public TRELLO board. We don’t mind at all.