August 2018 issue of RFS Briefings has some timely and encouraging updates on women in science, particularly:
Nancy Hopkins Named Xconomy's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Nancy Hopkins, professor emerita at MIT, is being honored with Xconomy's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her career in genetics and cancer biology research. An RFS Founding Board Member, she is also lauded for her groundbreaking work advocating for women in science in both academia and industry. Hopkins cautions that efforts to monitor gender inequity is "'a process that you have to keep doing until women are really seen as equal."'
Rosalind Franklin and the Damage of Gender Harassment
"Taken for Granted," a monthly column by the scientific workforce expert Beryl Lieff Benderly, focused on Rosalind Franklin for its August publication. Prompted by the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report addressing the prevalence of sexual harassment in university science, Benderly identified Franklin as the victim of "gender harassment."