Even scientists have gender stereotypes … which can hamper the career of women researchers

However convinced we may be that science is not just for men, the concept of science remains much more strongly associated with masculinity than with femininity in people’s minds. This automatic bias, already identified among the general public, also exists in the minds of most scientists, who are not necessarily aware of it. In certain conditions, it may lead to otherwise careful scientific evaluation committees putting women at a disadvantage during promotion rounds.

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