Women in Science: Climbing the Career Ladder

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More women today are studying science and getting advanced degrees. But the picture changes in the working world: the higher the position, the fewer the women. A recent study in the journal Science documents the obstacles that hold women back. We'll talk with women in the sciences about their experiences climbing the career ladder.


Molly Carnes, M.D., director, Center for Women's Health Research and professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison

Maria Klawe, Ph.D., dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of computer science at Princeton University in New Jersey

Paula Hammond, M.S., Mark Hyman, Jr., Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.



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