Boycotting a science conference because program is all-male
Salon.com wrote about the boycott that’s emerging because a major chemistry conference is all male. The linked article, from the President of the University of Cincinnati, talks about what’s needed to retain and grow women in STEM. I wouldn’t have guessed that we’d have this problem in Chemistry before Computer Science.
The recent threat to boycott an upcoming international chemistry conference because of its all-male speaking program reminds us how far we still have to go when it comes to women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The challenge remains that many STEM professions remain male-dominated, especially in academia.