Women in science contend with a unique set of issues in addition to those shared by all working scientists: how to break into what are often strongly male-dominated fields; how to contend with rampant stereotyping and expectations of female scientists; and how to handle pregnancies in the workplace are a few of them.
L'Oreal, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), recognize the achievements of women in science every year with a prize for a woman who has had made a remarkable impact on science. This year, our German counterparts at ScienceBlogs.de attended the awards ceremony and live-blogged the event. They also ran a special blog with guest bloggers including the general secretary of the European Research Council and Dr. Marion Schick, president of the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
The blog features select articles in English which are must-reads for anyone wishing to understand the position of women in science.
The blog is ending this week, so check it out before it's gone!