How does bias influence the career progression of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)?
We are thinking about this question a lot and are thus very happy that the Journal of Cell Science accepted our Essay on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for publication in their latest issue. Read our open access Essay here to learn about our journey to actively raise awareness about DEI in STEM.
In the Essay, we have not only portrayed our own journey and thoughts, but also included the perspective of a number of professors from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) in order to provide a broader picture towards leadership and role models in STEM beyond our own early career perception. A truly diverse effort thanks to STEM fatale members Irene Vercellino (lead author), Melissa Stouffer and Nicole Amberg as well as the supportive environment at ISTA encouraging us to comprehend knowledge and expand our investigations from science to society.