Closing the scissor-shaped curve: Strategies to promote gender equality in academia

Cell. 2024 Mar 14;187(6):1335-1342. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2024.01.050.


Gender inequality in STEM fields remains pervasive and undermines the ability for talented individuals to excel. Despite advances, women still encounter obstacles in pursuing academic careers and reaching leadership positions. This commentary discusses the "scissor-shaped curve" and examines effective strategies to fix it, including data-driven initiatives that we have implemented at our university.

MeSH terms

  • Academia*
  • Female
  • Gender Equity*
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Universities