Gender Bias in the U.S.

Cecilia Lunardini, PhD: Gender Bias in the U.S.

The first realization that being a woman in science was outside the norm.

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Transcript: Gender Bias in the U.S.

Not really. I only remember that when I moved to the U.S. I was first-for the first time made aware that being woman in science was unusual. It never crossed my mind. I don't know maybe it's the different culture or the difference in different environment, but I remember very clearly when I first arrived in the U.S. for my first post-doc, someone said, "Oh we have one more woman," or something like that. I never thought of that in these terms. I remember it crossed my mind for the first time that for some people it was unusual.

The way I persuaded him I think was to-was by doing some of the work. I showed him plus, I showed him results, and he got convinced.

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