Source: http://www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2018/nov/breaking-the-barriers/


“Our new research finds 99% of women can evidence lack of retention and progression in academia, with poor management culture, funding and lack of opportunity cited as key barriers.

Female chemists are being denied the opportunity to fulfil their career ambitions in academia due to a culture of dis\crimination and bullying, prompting us to launch of the first harassment helpline for the sciences.

Our Breaking the Barriers report has found that 99% of female chemists in UK academia can evidence the lack of retention and progression of women – as can 94% of men.

As well as issues with gender discrimination, our report uncovered evidence of racial discrimination, harassment and bullying. As we call for a significant culture shift in UK universities, we will be launching a support line for those affected by bullying and harassment, in summer 2019.”

Royal Society of Chemistry: ‘Breaking the barriers’ report calls for zero-tolerance over academia’s inequality problem