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Female scientists not getting a fair say at academic conferences : Study

UNITED KINGDOM:A research conducted in the University of Cambridge states that women get fewer chances than men to speak about their work at scientific conferences, largely because those in the upper tiers of academia are male. While speaking at conferences is a key part of academic life,  not only does it help raise the profile of researchers but also provides them with a platform to share ideas and find job and funding opportunities. The latest study confirms what many scientists have long suspected to be true: men…