Gender & Sexuality

Poll: Women and independent voters critical for the midterm election

A new poll of California voters by Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West shows that despite its reputation as a liberal state, the California political profile is mixed and diverse. Appealing to female voters and appealing to independents are pivotal this election season.

Meeting showcases women in data science

In sharp contrast to the all-male panels that dominate technical meetings, Margot Gerritsen organized a data science conference with only female speakers. More than 170 events in 53 countries held in parallel brought women data scientists together worldwide.

New approach to reducing gender inequality at work

A new approach for reducing gender inequality in the workplace has shown promise in a pilot project at several companies. It combines existing tools and adds an evaluation of places where biases could creep in to a company’s procedures.

Textbooks influence view of Afghan females

The characterizations of Afghan females in school textbooks were heavily influenced by the country’s political regimes, according to a Stanford study. The researchers say it’s evidence of how a nation can use textbooks to influence children’s view on women’s place in society.