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'Breaking the barriers' report published by Royal Society of Chemistry calls for zero-tolerance over academia's inequality problem

Breaking the Barriers
Nov 6 2018

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New research published by the Royal Society of Chemistry finds 99% of women can evidence lack of retention and progression in academia, with poor management culture, funding and lack of opportunity cited as key barriers.

Female chemists are being denied the opportunity to fulfill their career ambitions in academia due to a culture of discrimination and bullying, prompting the RSC to launch  the first harassment helpline for the sciences.

The Breaking the Barriers report has found that 99% of female chemists in UK academia can evidence the lack of retention and progression of women – as can 94% of men.

Learn more on the Royal Society of Chemistry website