We need to talk: gender, bias and best practices for supporting academic parents

Kerry F. Crawford and Leah Windsor

When it comes to academic career trajectories, there are more chutes for women and few ladders. Image credit: Jacqui Brown via Flickr.

The academic profession has a chutes (snakes) and ladders problem and we need to talk about it openly and unflinchingly. The ‘leaky pipeline’ is a well-worn metaphor for the factors that drive women out of academia at higher rates than men. In our forthcoming book, we…

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