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Harvard Medical School Dean on the Gains - and Obstacles - to Women in Medicine

Boston Women's Workforce Council Report on Gender Wage Inequality

This report from a taskforce appointed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino sought to identify new and creative ways to help close the wage gap between working men and women, helping Boston become the first major city to achieve pay equity. This report outlines the Council'ss recommendations to employers throughout the city and across the region. Read the Report

National Assessments on Gender Equality in the Knowledge Society

The National Assessment on Gender and STI Project is a joint initiative of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). Preliminary results of this study are presented here from a pilot assessment of six countries and one region: Brazil, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, the United States, and the European Union. One of the study key findings is that women participate at much lower levels in knowledge society decision making and the knowledge economy than men. Read the Report

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

Despite efforts to recruit and retain more women, a stark gender disparity persists within academic science. Read the paper

Read more: New York Times article, Scientific American blog

40 Years of Title IX: Leadership Matters for Women in Academe

Commentary on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the progress in gender equity for women and the work that still needs to be done by Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh Ph.D., M.D., Dean of Women's affairs at Indiana University at Bloomington. Read the Article »

Feminism, now stalled

Law Professor Nancy Gertner says Second Wave needs a second wind, during a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School  Read the Article »


Activities, Productivity, and Compensation of Men and Women in the Life Sciences

Article describing the MD, PhD and MD/PhD productivity and compensation issues by gender.  Read the Article »


Don't Quit This Day Job

New York Times Op-Ed piece by Karen S. Sibert, M.D.  Read the Article »
Please click on links below to view letters in response to the June 11th article:


Changing the Face of Medicine

Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.  Read the Article »


Matriculation of Women at HMS

Women were first matriculated at Harvard Medical School in 1945. Take a look back at the history of women at our institution.

Colleges, Professors Discourage Women from Pursuing STEM Careers

Significant numbers of women and minorities who made it into science careers were discouraged along the way. What's more, the bulk of those who said they've experienced discouragement most often cited their educational institutions as the offenders, according to a report released March 2010.  Read the Article »

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