13 Aug 2018
According to Ministry of Education figures, women accounted for only 38.63 per cent of overall PhD students in China in 2016, but accounted for 50.6 per cent of all postgraduates. Some observers say marriage and children change women’s priorities, but others point to the structure of China’s higher education system. “There is a misogynist rhetoric against female PhDs who are labelled as a ‘third...
13 Aug 2018
Five Nigerian teenagers won first place in the junior division of the Technovation World Pitch Summit held in San Jose, California last with an app that has the potential to save thousands of lives. Iridescent’s 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit is the world’s largest tech entrepreneurship program for girls. The program invites girls from ages ten to eighteen from all over the world to...
31 Jul 2018
Launched in 2012, the Award aims to promote high-quality education research, produced by African universities, research centers, and research networks. There are four award categories: (1) emerging educational researcher, (2) accomplished educational researcher, (3) outstanding mentor of educational researchers, and (4) enabling an institutional environment for education research. The research...
27 Jul 2018
The recently published Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2018 line-up offers an interesting revelation, in that at least 40% of those identified are in scientific research, both natural and social, or related fields. It could be said that society is starting to become aware of the value that science and scientists provide the country. If this is indeed the start of a trend it will...
18 Jun 2018
GenderInSITE has partnered with several international scientific unions as well as OWSD and UNESCO in the ICSU-funded project, A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It? This project aims to gather...
23 Feb 2018
A proceedings report from the September 2018 workshop Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development is now available. This report from the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) provides a summary of...
06 Nov 2017
30 Oct 2017
On 8 November, The Atlantic will hold a special event as part of its AtlanticLive series on Women in Science, highlighting recent achievements by women in STEM as well as strategies for ensuring that more female innovators flourish in the field. The speakers for this event include Balanda Atis, Manager of L'Oreal's Women of Color Lab; Maria Freire, President and Executive Director of the...
13 Oct 2017
Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development - A GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation workshop
On 4-6 September, a group of international experts on gender and innovation gathered in Pretoria, South Africa for the GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation workshop on Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development. The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) coordinated this workshop, was...
11 Aug 2017
With the UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ now just a few weeks away, GenderInSITE's partner UNESCO is profiling women who are making a real impact in science, tech, engineering and maths. If one or all of these women have inspired you, UNESCO invites you to share them as examples of amazing women who have excelled in STEM, using the...