A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Pooja Paul

Rosalind Franklin - one of the world's most high-profile neglected women scientists.

The Real Reasons Why There Are Few Great Women Scientists

While an increasing number of women are opting to enter the field of science, very few end up securing top positions in research or administration. For instance, in premier research institutes such as the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Indian Institute of Technology, and Indian Institute of Science, women constitute a meagre 10-12% of the faculty. The report attributes this ‘glass ceiling’ that women encounter within the workplace to the social pressures of having a family and the burden of child care.
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