DiscriMination is greater for black and minority ethnic, and LGBTQ+ women.

Women with additional marginalised identities can experience a double bind, or even a triple bind, as LGBTQ+ women and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) individuals face even greater levels of discrimination. Discrimination by employers on the basis of someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity is still legal in 28 US states. In a study from the American Physical Society, 25% of LGBTQ+ women described themselves as “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” within their department or division.


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.

Human Rights Campaign 2019 State Equality Index; American Physical Society LGBT Climate in Physics Report: Building an Inclusive Community (2016)
Double Jeopardy? Gender Bias Against Women of Color in Science.

STEMM women of color report being socially excluded more frequently at work, and having less social support than their peers, leading to feelings of isolation and inadequacy.



November 18 is the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM

PRIDE IN STEM – November 18 has been selected to celebrate and highlight the work and barriers of LGBTQIA+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).


Science thinks it’s unbiased. Queer scientists know that’s not true

Trans and non-binary people are often forced to out themselves due to misgendering or deadnaming, which can lead to discrimination that they may not have otherwise faced. Some trans and non-binary students have experienced advisors becoming distant or less communicative after they came out, making academic progress difficult.



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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.




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