At the next meeting of UNC WISE, we will address one of the most crucial issues for women scientists: the disconnect between career aspirations and the desire to have a family. Our discussion will center around the document “Keeping Women in the Science Pipeline” by Mary Ann Mason and colleagues, of the University of California, Berkeley. In this paper, Mason addresses some of the main challenges for women scientists who choose to pursue both academic careers and motherhood and recommends strategies to improve retention of women in the “science pipeline” and to promote even gender distribution in the upper echelons of academic science. We invite you to join us as we discuss this important issue!
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