Hazel Sive on stereotypes that hinder women in science

Women scientists are frequently undervalued, concluded Yale University researchers in a study conducted earlier this year.

Whitehead Institute Member Hazel Sive responds, suggesting approaches to counteracting bias (or ‘schema’) against women in science. “The challenge for this decade is to work at recognizing talent in ways that truly overcome gender bias,” she writes. “We have come such a long way towards realizing gender equity in science that I believe we can meet this deep and crucial challenge.”

Read Dr. Sive’s piece online on the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative newsletter.

Dr. Sive is a Member of the Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology at MIT and Associate Dean for the School of Science at MIT.