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There is a clear lack of equality when it comes to scientific employment between men and women. This problem manifests itself at the University level, and includes the Redwood Center itself. In the summer of 2014, we held a group meeting to begin looking at ways in which we could improve the situation. There were many great ideas and thoughtfully written articles from the Internet put forth.
 
There is a clear lack of equality when it comes to scientific employment between men and women. This problem manifests itself at the University level, and includes the Redwood Center itself. In the summer of 2014, we held a group meeting to begin looking at ways in which we could improve the situation. There were many great ideas and thoughtfully written articles from the Internet put forth.
  
This page is established in an attempt to keep an electronic record of progress and thoughts towards gender equality in the field of Computational Neuroscience as a whole.
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This page is established in an attempt to keep an electronic record of progress and thoughts towards gender equality at the Redwood Center and in the field of Neuroscience as a whole.
  
=== Gender Bias at UC Berkeley ===
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=== UC Berkeley Specific STEM and Gender Articles ===
[http://berkeleysciencereview.com/article/narrowing-divide/|"Narrowing the Divide" by Marla Feller]
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* [http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~auwicsee/ AWE: Association of Women in EECS]
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* [http://berkeleysciencereview.com/article/narrowing-divide/ "Narrowing the Divide" by Holly Williams]
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* [http://berkeleysciencereview.com/article/do-babies-matter/ "Do Babies Matter?" by Alexis Shusterman]
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* [https://commons.lbl.gov/display/hr/Berkeley+Lab+Women+in+STEM LBNL Women in STEM]
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* [http://www.wired.com/2014/02/berkeley-women/ Women Outnumber Men in CS Class for First Time]
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* [http://www.dailycal.org/2012/09/23/uc-berkeley-adopts-mentorship-program-for-women-in-stem-majors/ UC Berkeley Adopts Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Majors]
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=== Women in Science ===
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* [http://anneslist.net/ anneslist: Women in Computational Neuroscience]
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* [http://matheducators.stackexchange.com/questions/1817/what-female-mathematician-can-i-introduce-to-my-high-school-students Female Mathematicians]
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* [http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/04/16/twenty-first-century-science-writers/ 21st Century Female Science Writers]
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=== Women in Techology ===
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* [http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/ Women Who Code]
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* [http://www.railsbridge.org/ Railsbridge: Learn to code with Ruby]
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* [http://www.pyladies.com/ PyLadies: learn to code with Python]
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* [http://www.girldevelopit.com/ Girl Develop It: Excellent Programming Courses]
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* [http://www.blackgirlscode.com/ Black Girls Code: Women of Color in Technology]
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* [http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Women-in-Machine-Learning-and-Data-Science/ Bay Area Women in Machine Learning and Data Science]
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* [https://www.doubleunion.org/ Double Union: Hackerspace for Women]
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* [http://mothership.hackermoms.org/ Mothership Hacker Moms: Hackerspace for Moms]
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=== Miscellaneous Resources for and About Women ===
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* [http://geneq.berkeley.edu/ UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center]
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* [http://survivorsupport.berkeley.edu/ UC Berkeley Sexual Harassment & Violence Support and Education]
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* [http://adainitiative.org/ Ada Initiative: supporting women in open technology and culture]
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* [http://www.aas.org/cswa/resources.html AAS Committee on the Status of Women]
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* [http://findingada.com/ Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths]
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* [http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/05/21/claiming-an-education-adrienne-rich-1977-commencement/ Claiming an Education: Adrienne Rich’s Spectacular 1977 Commencement Address]
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* [http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/advance/ NSF ADVANCE: Funding to Increase Representation of Women in STEM]
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* [http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/04/the-confidence-gap/359815/ The Confidence Gap]
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* [http://mic.com/articles/87879/it-s-not-the-confidence-gap-here-s-what-s-really-holding-women-back Rebuttle to the confidence gap article]
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=== Feminism ===
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* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki Geek Feminism!]
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=== Sexism, Harassment and Bias in Academia ===
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* [http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/04/23/mentorship_in_academia_study_finds_that_professors_prefer_to_mentor_white.html Mentorship in Academia is Sexist and Broken]
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* [http://www.pnas.org/content/111/12/4403 How stereotypes impair women's careers in science]
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* [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4100871/ Harassment and assault are commonly experienced by scientists during trainee career stages]
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* [http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/journal_of_higher_education/v079/79.4.wolfinger.html Problems in the Pipeline: Gender, Marriage, and Fertility in the Ivory Tower]
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* [http://modelviewculture.com/pieces/i-didn-t-want-to-lean-out Why a Female Organic Chemist Quit]
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* [http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/04/09/the-hidden-brain-shankar-vedantam/ Exploring Hidden Bias]
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* [http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2014/05/why-we-resist-unconscious-bias.html?m=1 Why we resist unconscious bias]
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* [http://www.psychologicalscience.org/pdf/Women-Academic-Science.pdf Women in Academic Science: A Changing Landscape]
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* [http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1921&context=articles How Political Correctness Influences Creativity in Mixed - Sex Work Groups]
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=== Sexism, Harassment and Bias in the Tech Industry ===
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* [http://modelviewculture.com/pieces/not-a-tech-bro-but-not-a-tech-lady Intersectionality Perspective of a Trans Person in Tech]
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* [http://fortune.com/2014/10/02/women-leave-tech-culture/ Why Women Leave Tech]
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* [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/27/your-princess-is-in-another-castle-misogyny-entitlement-and-nerds.html Misogyny, Violence, and Nerds]
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* [http://www.wired.com/2014/10/trolls-will-always-win/ Why the Trolls Will Always Win]
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=== General Resources ===
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* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf 2012 Report to the President on Increasing STEM Participation]
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* [http://www.bhef.com/sites/g/files/g829556/f/201306/report_2013_stem_undergrad_model.pdf 2013 STEM Undergraduate Model]
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=== Link Contributors ===
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* Sarah Hillenbrand
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* Yvonne Fonken
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* Sarah Marzen
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* Alex Anderson
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* Jesse Livezy
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* Mike Schachter

Latest revision as of 17:10, 12 November 2014

There is a clear lack of equality when it comes to scientific employment between men and women. This problem manifests itself at the University level, and includes the Redwood Center itself. In the summer of 2014, we held a group meeting to begin looking at ways in which we could improve the situation. There were many great ideas and thoughtfully written articles from the Internet put forth.

This page is established in an attempt to keep an electronic record of progress and thoughts towards gender equality at the Redwood Center and in the field of Neuroscience as a whole.

UC Berkeley Specific STEM and Gender Articles


Women in Science


Women in Techology


Miscellaneous Resources for and About Women


Feminism


Sexism, Harassment and Bias in Academia


Sexism, Harassment and Bias in the Tech Industry


General Resources


Link Contributors

  • Sarah Hillenbrand
  • Yvonne Fonken
  • Sarah Marzen
  • Alex Anderson
  • Jesse Livezy
  • Mike Schachter