Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19

May 7, 2020 | 500 Women Scientists

The pandemic is amplifying nearly every disadvantage that women in STEM already face. But institutions and the scientific community can help. It is clear that workplace policies and culture can undermine women’s success in STEM fields. The “mom penalty,” for example, is all too familiar to many of us. Now, the global COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing necessary to address it have compounded our concerns about women’s success in scientific disciplines, worsening nearly every disadvantage that women already face.

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Published by Scientific American