At The Intersection, Sheril Kirshenbaum confronts the question of what it means to be a woman in science. She links to a new study that says the reason many women drop out of the race between postdoc and PI is due to their own choosing. Better role models would go a long way toward helping them see that successful women scientists can have families and lives outside the lab. "We need more visible women in science ... blazing a trail by setting the example for the next generation that we can be independent and successful without sacrificing a desired lifestyle -- whether as mothers, wives, or even fashionistas," writes Kirshenbaum.
Women Scientists Can Have It All
Jul 07, 2008