Breaking stereotypes: Scientific Athenas

Nerea Irigoyen Vergara, Director of SRUK International Affairs, described the SRUK survey results about Equality and Perception of Women in Science. Gender and maternity were emphasized as obstacles to professional promotion; whereas the lack of female roles in senior positions represents a great challenge. Surprisingly, 60% of male survey respondents considered women as good leaders. Also, the importance of initiatives such as Athena SWAN and the Dorothy Hodgkin fellowships for Gender Equality and labour conciliation in academia were highlighted.