To fuel discovery, science needs a diversity of minds, perspectives, and voices. Research has shown that diverse teams make for better science and lead to better results.
Over the last several decades, great progress has been made to increase the ranks of female scientists. Yet women remain underrepresented within STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, including neuroscience. While data show that progress has been made in early-career stages, with women now comprising a majority of PhDs, the problem worsens considerably at the upper ranks of academia where the number of women faculty has failed to keep up with the number of women pursuing higher education in the sciences.
SfN is explicitly committed in its strategic plan to promoting greater diversity and representation of women, minorities, and young investigators in all of its activities.
Learn more about these topics:
Recruiting a Diverse Faculty
Improving Promotion and Tenure Practices
Creating a Favorable Work Climate