This week, we bring you an article by Tiziana Metitieri and Sonia Mele who takes us through time; from the stories of pioneer women neuroscientists, to outlining the initiatives that are in place to raise awareness of existing gender bias, to highlighting the work that still needs to be done.
Today’s BWN Friday post brings you two reports, a year apart, on how women are missing from the COVID-19 decision-making table.
A year ago, in 2020: Out of 115 COVID-19 task forces from 87 countries, 81% were headed up by men, with gender parity among membership at 3.5%. Read the full commentary from BMJ Global Health here.
A year later, now, in 2021: There are 334 task forces globally, with 81% still headed by men, with gender parity among membership at 4%. View the UNDP’s living database, COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, here.
This week’s BWN Friday Post is from Stories of Women in Neuroscience. Dr. Gina Poe shares her research on interplay between memory and sleep, and her experience of mentoring underrepresented trainees in STEM.
This week’s BWN Friday post is the FoVea Speaker List. From their website, “The FoVea Speaker List, funded by the NSF, is intended to increase the number of women invited to give talks at conferences and other academic events and more generally increase the visibility of female vision scientists. We especially encourage women of all underrepresented groups to add their names to the list.”