Women work hard but get less recognition.

Between 2001 and 2014, women across 18 STEMM disciplines received far fewer awards than male counterparts. Women were significantly underrepresented among recipients of scholarly and research awards, but overrepresented in service and teaching.


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.

Why so few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Nature (2011) Scholars awards go mainly to men. Nature. 469: 472; AAUW report (2010).


(accessed on 6th January 2018)

Diversity at 100: Women and underrepresented minorities in the ESA

Minorities also remain woefully underrepresented in the sciences. For example, both the gender and racial composition of the Ecological Society of America remains skewed compared to the overall US population, and leadership and award winners have mostly been white males.



Women in the Workplace: A Research Roundup

HBR – We all expect to be judged on our merits at work—to be recognized for our accomplishments and our unique talents, insights, and efforts. But does that actually happen? A variety of recent research by business, psychology, and sociology scholars offers a window into women’s collective experiences in the workplace, confirming some intuitive notions (that men get the better assignments, for instance) and calling others (are women leaving work to care for their children?) into question.


How Reward and Recognition Programs Impact the Two Genders

Everyone desires recognition and everyone appreciates the awards. Determining the proper rewards and recognition program is tough enough for companies. The company needs to balance the worker’s desire for income with their need for the reward ad recognition program. But, there is a seminal difference in the way men and women give and respond to employee recognition.



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