Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Eileen Pollack’s New York Times Magazine article delves into why women still aren’t reaching the highest levels of academia and industry in STEM fields, despite their overrepresentation on college campuses and increasing representation among those gaining STEM degrees.

 The author reviews recent research that indicates the cumulative effect of pervasive biases, presents the perspectives of a successful women in STEM and offers her personal experiences with isolation and lack of mentorship that may still plague women who attempt to pursue careers in STEM.