Smashing Stereotypes: Mutual Respect, Key to Embracing Diversity

Trends Parasitol. 2021 Apr;37(4):265-267. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2021 Jan 29.


The path to a successful international career in science is daunting for most, and women in Africa are no exception. We are grossly under-represented as senior authors in high-impact publications and keynote speakers at international conferences, and rarely head major funding networks. Smashing long-held stereotypes may ease the journey.

Keywords: Africa; age; equity; gender; race; respect.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Publications / statistics & numerical data
  • Respect
  • Science* / statistics & numerical data
  • Sex Factors
  • Stereotyping