A recent survey done by US President Barack Obama's administration shows that while women make up 48 percent of the overall workforce, they only hold 24 percent of all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics jobs. To address that gender gap, there are several National Institutes of Health programs and funding opportunities dedicated to encouraging women to enter STEM fields, and universities across the US have instituted programs to help female postdocs juggle work and family life without burning out.

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