Science: it's a role model thing
Girlscientist Consulting, Atlanta, GA 30033, USA
Genome Biology 2013, 14:105 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-2-105Published: 14 February 2013
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It seems like an obvious, intuitive statement, and indeed people state it everywhere as such. Girls are more likely to enter and stay in a scientific career if they have female role models who are successful in science or math; ergo, female scientists should make all efforts to serve as role models. But is it actually true?