Gender equity in S&E might take 100 years

This Chronicle of Higher Ed article is worth reading… “The effect of children on women’s academic careers is so remarkable that it eclipses other factors in contributing to women’s underrepresentation in academic science”.

I gave birth to my two older children while going to grad school at Stanford and I was a 28 year old wife/mother when I started teaching. Being a mother was a first priority for me, so I thank my university that gave me tenure in spite of all the challenges that existed at the time (as well as my husband, my genes and my motivation to overcome all obstacles)… Otherwise, I would not be where I am right now. 

CHE – 100 years for gender equity in S&E Feb 16 2012