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Re: Women in Science: Is there a "Bill Cosby" potential lurking?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:44 am
by Dave Walker
Parker wrote:Interesting perspective on sexism in Biotech from John Carroll. ... 2016-01-14

I am still of the opinion that this type of thing is more rampant in academia than industry. Case in point, when it happens at JP Morgan, well known industry commentators write about it as unacceptable behaviour, instead of sweeping it under the rug.

Thanks for the link, Parker! John Carroll cuts to the quick on the issue, as always.

While the problem may be more visceral in academia, I'm quite surprised that it's a serious concern in biotech as well. Women as 40% of the workforce; women have only 10% of board seats, and are senior executives in only 15% of Big Biotech. Those are some seriously bad numbers.

And companies hire models to staff parties at the JP Morgan conference? What a terrible message this sends. (And, for what it's worth, not something you would see at a dyed-in-the-wool academic conference. Though I used to hear about clinical conferences, attracting MDs, with similar seedy ideas.)