Room at the top: Why are there so few women in the upper echelons of the academy? – Times Higher Education
Why are there so few women in the upper echelons of the academy? Research suggests that a combination of stereotyping, discrimination and an aversion to competition are to blame. Amanda Goodall and Margit Osterloh examine the evidence and suggest ideas, including ‘job lotteries’, to redress the gender imbalance at work have a head of department who is a distinguished researcher. How can such people be encouraged into management?