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Gender differences in conference presentations: A consequence of self-selection?

Jones, Theresa M.; Fanson, Kerry V.; Lanfear, Robert; Symonds, Matthew; Higgie, Megan


Women continue to be under-represented in the sciences, with their representation declining at each progressive academic level. These differences persist despite longrunning policies to ameliorate gender inequity. We compared gender differences in exposure and visibility at an evolutionary biology conference for attendees at two different academic levels: student and post-PhD academic. Despite there being almost exactly a 1:1 ratio of women and men attending the conference, we found that when...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.627


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