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31 Oct | Gender Equality | Lincoln News | Women in Science

What is it like to be a woman in stemm?

Dr Mereith Nash, Glanville Scholar 2017, shares insights from her recent research - Gender bias, sexual harassment, and the myth of meritocracy

Kicking off the latest Be Inspired! Lecture series, The Eleanor Glanville's Visiting Scholar Dr Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania, gave a fascinating account of what it is to be a women in STEMM with her lecture: What is it like to be a woman in STEMM? Gender bias, sexual harassment, and the myth of meritocracy.

She discussed her recent research of following 25 women in STEMM fields who were all participants in a three-week transformational leadership program in Antarctica in 2016. In this she explored the women’s experiences of science leadership, including challenges they face as women in male-dominated fields and what they think needs to change to help women in STEMM advance.​

The talk was followed by a wine reception where people were given the chance to chat with Meredith about her research and ask any follow up questions.

If you missed Meredith’s Be Inspired! Lecture, you can watch the whole thing from the comfort of your home right here!