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Reviewing 20 Years of Interventions for Women in STEM

May 26, 2021

A forthcoming special issue of Gender & Society, available online now, looks at what’s changed and what hasn’t after 20 years of National Science Foundation ADVANCE grants to support women in science. Contributors to the issue find that motherhood is still portrayed as incompatible with science careers, which discourages mothers from the faculty ranks before they even get there, and that treating gender inequality as a legitimate field of disciplinary inquiry attracts women to that field. Other findings relate to the role of clear organizational standards in promoting workload balance for mothers.

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