The parenting penalties faced by scientist mothers

26 July 2021 | News, Mothers in Science news

Starting a family at a key career stage comes at a cost to parents — and many end up leaving the profession as a result. Read more about this, including views from our Chief Executive, Dr Katie Perry in this Nature article published last week:

The parenting penalties faced by scientist mothers

We know there is much more to do to help people return to research careers. Tackling the discrimination that women who have taken childcare career breaks encounter is incredibly important in creating a culture that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. Look out for more information coming soon, or get in touch with Dr Andy Clempson (a.clempson@surrey.ac.uk) for further details.

Gender equity suddenly went from a nicety to a necessity.

Women who have taken childcare breaks often encounter a high level of discrimination in academia. That culture still persists. It’s bang out of order.

Dr Katie Perry, Chief Executive, Daphne Jackson Trust

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