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The idea behind this ‘scientific sisterhood’ is twofold:
- To combat potential isolation of women by helping them find links across discipline or job-type,
- To make the work of Scotland’s female STEM experts more visible, and thus help counter some of the effects of unconscious bias.
The network is simply a map containing a pin for each member that includes their name, job, and keywords.
Those interested in joining can visit the website and explore the map to find the name, job title, and keywords of a nearby ‘sister’ and expert. The Sci-Sister network is welcoming women who are STEM leaders in industry, government, and academia to apply using a form on the website.