The number of invited women speakers at scientific meetings is much less than their proportion in a field. This means that women have fewer venues to present their research, less opportunity to increase their professional network, and smaller chances of promotion and financial support. The paucity of women speakers also sends a message to aspiring young female researchers that there is no room for them at the top.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-439
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015


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