Female scientists underrepresented at senior roles in the UK

Female scientistA new report has put figures to the already known problem of the “leaky pipeline” in the British science. Although female and male scientists are almost equals in the overall scientific workforce, women are highly underrepresented at the most senior roles.

The report, titled “A picture of the UK scientific workforce“, describes a “glass ceiling” situation, where female scientists are constrained at lower managerial and professional roles.¬†Women have only a fourth (25,4 per cent) of the higher managerial jobs in the UK science sphere -excluding health jobs-.¬† Read the rest of this entry »