Press for Progress was the title of a recent blog written by by Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association She began:
Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of women throughout history and around the globe, as well as reflect on what more can be done to achieve equality for all of us. It’s a happy coincidence that IWD 2018 coincides with the eve of British Science Week, and I have been delighted to see women in science emphasised in both campaigns. The theme of International Women’s Day for 2018 is ‘Press for Progress’. This strikes a chord for those of us championing diversity in science. For too many years, progress has been slower than we would like. There are many reasons for this, but one is because of society’s attitudes and preconceptions of who can be a scientist and what scientists do.
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