Women in Society
Prof. Carol Greider "Now that there’s a good number of women running research labs, I hope that this is going to be a trend in future and that more will be winning prizes as well"Prof. Carol Greider "Now that there’s a good number of women running research labs, I hope that this is going to be a trend in future and that more will be winning prizes as well"

Before Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn, only 8 women had won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and for the first time two women won it at the same time

September 2010
Doris NeumannDoris Neumann

In Germany, the unequal position of men and women in the workplace is very often due to obstacles of a cultural nature, such as the widespread negative perception of being a working mother

November 2005
Wendy SadlerWendy Sadler

A decrease in the number of students choosing a scientific path threatens the future of European research. Female researchers in the UK have been setting up associations to increase the presence of women in science

November 2005
Rossella PalombaRossella Palomba

Today, the male lobby -the “old boy network”- in Italy is preventing women from ascending within academies and companies’ hierarchy, despite their high qualifications. A famous socio-demographic Sociologist tells us more about this unfortunate situation

November 2005
Blanka RihovaBlanka Rihova

The Czech portrait illustrates how social changes can affect employment practices. Figures in this country show how the number of women in research is inversely proportional to the job’s prestige

November 2005
High-tech Women & ImmigrantsHigh-tech Women & Immigrants

A European research team has been exploring the relationship between technological innovation and resulting socio-economic transformations, particularly in the employment and integration of women and immigrant workers

April 2005