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Women's Leadership in Biology
Women's leadership in biology

Today in the United States and elsewhere, women are underrepresented in the sciences, technology, and engineering, or in the hard sciences, as well as in secondary or higher education in many nations around the globe where often “girls are still held back by presumptions that educating them will be a ‘waste’… and that girls are less capable than boys” (Seager, 2009, p. 80).

The focus of this chapter is women's leadership in the hard sciences. Hard sciences refer to the fields of physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and their subfields. The biological ...

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