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Lonely At The Top For Women Scientists

By Kenneth Macdonald, BBC Scotland Science Correspondent.

"Women scientists - and technologists, engineers and mathematicians - who rise in education, industry and government find another problem: it can be lonely at the top."

A new network has been set up to support women scientists who find themselves isolated in senior positions.

Sci Sisters is the work of Prof Polly Arnold, who holds the Crum Brown chair of chemistry at Edinburgh University.

In the past she has worked to encourage more young women to consider careers in science.

Now she is attempting to address the issue that only 10% of the top jobs in Scottish science, technology, engineering and mathematics are held by women.

It's long been recognised that science has a problem with women.


Read the full article from BBC Scotland.



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