Could I? Should I? Overcoming ambivalence in career choices

August 7th, 2013

In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support. Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer is director of Portia Ltd., a nonprofit organization focused on improving gender equality in science and inclusion of gender dimension in research and innovation content. Portia is the architect and lead partner in the career-development support toolkit project based on scenario workshop method. Other partners are Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Germany and Tel Aviv University in Israel. The project is funded by a grant from the Elsevier Foundation New Scholars program.

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