“The main stumbling block in the way of any progress is and always has been unimpeachable tradition.”
~ Chien-Shiung Wu
STEM women’s careers suffer disproportionately from taking family leave. Many fathers do not take paternity leave even where it is available.
Why is it that Marie Curie is almost always the one person that is brought up over and over when talking about women in STEM?
Allies, the ones who are actively engaged, are so important.
Congrats! You’ve made a major breakthrough! However, credit is disproportionately given to a male colleague or advisor.
This phenomenon is complex and involves a variety of unconscious biases, but the general idea is that this describes situations where successful women will undermine her female colleagues.