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07/11/19
Hot Buttons. 3. Women in Scientific Leadership Roles
Filed under: Recent Posts, Mentoring, Leadership, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 10:12 am

In the days in mid-20th century, women were a smaller fraction

of class members of math, geology, chemistry and physics classes in
many departments.  This population dynamic resulted in fewer
women in scientific leadership (decision-making) roles.
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Implementation of programs to reach more representative faction
of balance in leadership can benefit from thoughtful attention, like
Melinda Gates book 
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
She argues that there are unseen benefits by broadening the equality
balance.  While many organizations feel it is nice to do but do not 
sense the “pipeline” permits more of the perceived minority.  In
fact it is quite analogous to people of non-Americans natives in
emerging industries– their different approaches and perspectives
offers great benefits. 
It often starts with men and men in families.
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Ms. Gates writes about how Bill Gates driving his children to 
school a couple of days a week moved other families to share
the transportation task in their families as well.
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