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Women in Science: Call for A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

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"I don’t want to live in a world that is dominated and dictated by men. And it would be stupid to forget 50% of the global workforce that can contribute", says Royal DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma.

Meet the Scientist: Jennifer Lippens, Post-doctoral Fellow at Amgen Thousand Oaks

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Celebrate #WomenScienceDay With This Special Discount

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In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re offering a special discount for our upcoming International Women’s Day Forum! Get 25% off your registration using discount code SCIENCE4ALL.

The Case for More Women in Data Science

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Editor’s Note: From time to time we like to feature guest bloggers who we feel can bring an interesting perspective to our readers.

Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

$700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
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Amsterdam, December 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

$700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
Press Release

Amsterdam, December 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Could I? Should I? Overcoming Ambivalence in Career Choices

Scenario workshops help women in science set career goals and confront gender bias
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In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support.

STEM Family-Friendly Writing Retreat Aims to Boost Productivity

Retreat, funded by a New Scholars grant, serves as a model for helping faculty achieve work-life balance
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To address inequalities in work-family balance among STEM professors and to retain women in science fields, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held a STEM Family Friendly Writing Retreat last year in June. Faculty members participated from throughout the US and Canada.

The event was funded by a grant from the Elsevier Foundation’s New Scholars program.

Awards to Honor Women Scientists from 5 Low-Resource Regions

Women in developing countries talk about the obstacles they face and why this recognition is important
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Succeeding in the competitive world of science is challenging under the best of circumstances. But women scientists in countries with scarce resources and competing cultural expectations face significant additional obstacles as they strive to excel at careers in science. 

A new awards program takes those factors into account by recognizing the research excellence of early-career women scientists from 81 developing countries.

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