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Hubble Creates Space for More Women Scientists

Feb. 18, 2020

New research from Leeds Associate Professor Stefanie K. Johnson is helping Hubble Space Telescope create space for more lead women scientists. Johnson and co-author Jessica Kirk from the University of Memphis analyzed data from 16 application cycles for the Hubble Space Telescope project and found that women lead scientists were...

Construction hard hats demonstrating Beastly Bias

Too Pretty for Construction? Uncovering Gender Bias in Hiring for “Masculine” Jobs

Jan. 7, 2020

While appearances should not matter when applying for a job, unfortunately, they do. Studies show that attractiveness positively benefits both men and women job candidates, garnering attractive individuals more job offers, higher salaries and incomes, and better reviews. However, research also shows that attractiveness can negatively impact women when applying...

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