Do women need to act like men to be successful managers?

Women who take on leadership roles should resist the urge to adopt ‘masculine’ traits such as aggression to get results. They should use emotional intelligence instead, says psychologist Paula Nicolson from Royal Holloway, University of London in the United Kingdom. In her report on Nature Jobs, Rachel Bowden goes further. Rachel states that there is often a window of opportunity […]

Recruitment still has discrimination

The results of the Attitudes to employability and talent report, show an enourmous disparity between perceptions of what makes a person employable s and the number of those actively sourcing these individuals, in a range of diverse group. Ten percent of people surveyed were targeting parents returning to work in hiring activity Nine percent older workers Eleven percent individuals with disabilities. […]

Diversity

Diversity consultancy responds to research suggesting that tattoos are a barrier to employment

HR Diversity Consultancy, The Clear Company, has responded to research commissioned by Acas from academics at King’s College, London, which suggests that tattoos are still considered unacceptable in many workplaces. The consultancy works with large multi-nationals to help them to become more inclusive in their hiring decisions. As Director, Kate Headley, points out, bias around […]

Millennia2015 – UNESCO International Conference

Paris, UNESCO Headquarters Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2012 Benefiting from the patronage of the UNESCO, the international conference Millennia2015, “An action plan for women’s empowerment” is organized to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. Millennia2015 “Women actors of development for the global challenges” has been launched by The Destree Institute and […]

A Brief History of Sexism in Science

From the grad student whose thesis advisor stole her Nobel-winning ideas to the once-ridiculed theorist of dark matter, female scientific excellence has long been snubbed. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/YqCUK20vt00″] Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS (born 15 July 1943), known as Jocelyn Bell Burnell, is a British astrophysicist. As a postgraduate student, she discovered the first […]

Female Scientist

Female postdocs are more positive about their career success

Rachel Bowden reports that female postdocs are more positive about their career success to date than other female academics. Her blog, looking at female post doc attitudes, suggests a more positive outlook for younger generations of scientists.  There is also the implication  of greater availability of flexible working is having a beneficial effect on career […]