An open path for gender equality in research: When women scientists question the state of science and the institutions embrace the criticism

Ana Sánchez, Teresa Samper-Gras, Marcela Jabbaz, Capitolina Díaz


The institutionalisation of equality policy in science, both at the national and the European scale, should facilitate the progress towards equality in a space that wants to consider itself merit- and ability-driven. But discriminatory practices, both conscious or unconscious, direct or indirect, leave women out of many of the places they should occupy according to their value. A good number of scientific institutions and their professionals still do not understand that if gender equality is only formally achieved and actual compliance is not monitored, they shall lose part of the talent that those same institutions are trying to create.


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