Baetz: Standing up for female scientists and researchers

Kristin BaetzRead an op-ed in The Ottawa Citizen by CSMB Past President Kristin Baetz:

At science meetings, women need to grab the mic – and not let go.

As the director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology at uOttawa and as past-president of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, I get a lot of emails asking me to attend or help advertise science conferences.

Most of these emails end up in my delete file.

Why? I am no longer going to promote, sponsor or attend meetings that do not have a significant number of female speakers.

If accomplished female scientists are not asked to present at meetings, by default it suggests their research is not as exciting or as good as that of their male colleagues.

Read the full article in the Ottawa Citizen