Women’s work

Academic chemistry is haemorrhaging talented female researchers. However, a barrage of new initiatives aims to stem the flood.

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Randall Peterson: https://www.london.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty/profiles/p/peterson-r-s

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Cathleen Crudden: https://www.chem.queensu.ca/crudden-cathleen

National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) ADVANCE program: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383

Dorothy Hodgkin fellowships: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/

Daphne Jackson Trust: https://daphnejackson.org/

Jihong Yu: https://synlab.jlu.edu.cn/en/2013/11/1776.html

Diversify Chemistry: https://diversifychemistry.com/

Equal opportunities commission at the German Chemical Society (GDCh): https://www.gdch.de/gdch/kommissionen-und-kuratorien/chancengleichheit-in-der-chemie.html

Lesley Yellowlees: http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/professor-lesley-yellowlees

Karen Salt: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas/people/karen.salt

Inclusion Matters programme: https://epsrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/inclusionmatters/

Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network): https://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/about-athena-swan/

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Peplow, M. Women’s work. Nat Rev Chem 3, 283–286 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-019-0098-y

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