The few, the proud, the Smurfettes of Science
It happened again. Here I was at a scientific gathering in Bethesda to discuss my favorite topic. The brightest names in the field were present, ready to share their knowledge, wisdom and innovations. As I looked around the room, it was clear that I was in the minority. Here I was, again, the young female scientist among a vast crowd of older “wise” men. I had to be very scientific about it and can report that a headcount indicated that only 25% in attendance were female.