One of my colleagues in TX, a math professor who just retired, Dr. Sue Geller, has published a lovely set of skits based on real micro-inequity experiences of women in mathematics. (I’m actually represented in a couple! Certainly experienced enough of this over the years.) A new set was performed each year for a while at the national math meetings, to try to raise the awareness of some of the perpetrators. Amusingly, one of the people portrayed as a particular culprit was overheard to dismiss such things as fiction, would never happen that way. You can find Sue’s set of scripts with introductions here: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~geller/skits.pdf
Wikipedia has a diversity problem. The encyclopedia that ‘anyone can edit’ can only identify 13% of its editors as women, despite it being the seventh most visited site on the web with over 18 billion page views. By: Maggie MacAulay and Rebecca Visser
It is clear that having a mentor is advantageous for anyone wanting to move up, and especially for women.
Research has shown that a mentor helps protégés gain career outcomes such as: higher compensation and faster salary growth, greater job and career satisfaction and organizational commitment, and higher expectations for advancement. Mentors do this by providing coaching, challenging assignments, sponsorship, and exposure and visibility. In addition, mentors can provide psychosocial support by serving as role models and providing counseling, acceptance and friendship.