Nature Cell Biology | Editorial
Women in Science
Despite marked advances towards gender equality and women empowerment especially during the last century, progress has been slow and disparities persist around the world. Unfortunately, science is not immune to such inequalities, with women representing only a third of researchers globally and often facing gender-based discrimination and a lack of equal opportunities. With this collection of Turning Point articles we celebrate women researchers by providing a snapshot of the research world through their eyes. In their essays our authors recount some of their personal stories, and share the challenges and successes that marked their careers in research.