ENVIRONMENT

Power of perception to blame for women lost in leaky pipeline

RESEARCHERS from the University of South Australia are looking at how perceptions affect women’s career choices in geosciences to understand the lack of gender diversity in the sector and work out why so many women are lost down the so-called “leaky pipeline”.

 Women geoscientists describe careers as being like the Road Runner but stuck on an ice-skating rink.

Women geoscientists describe careers as being like the Road Runner but stuck on an ice-skating rink.

More than 80% of the mining workforce in Australia are male and just 7% of professors in earth sciences in academia are female. Geoscientist associate professor Caroline Tiddy teamed with fellow associate...

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