Innovation and Balance

Support for women in science needs to include policies to help balance work and family life, one writer says.

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I don't believe we'll ever

I don't believe we'll ever achieve gender equity in STEM or anywhere else until we're focusing not JUST on how women balance their career and family goals, but how men do as well. Employers should be required to give extended parental leave to whichever parent a couple decides makes sense to stay home. Until that happens, and until more men take advantage, it's hard to blame employers who choose a male candidate over a female candidate with all else being equal.