Male conference organisers disproportionately choose men over women when assigning speaking slots

Women get fewer chances than men to speak about their work at scientific conferences, largely because those in the upper echelons of academia are male, research has revealed.

While speaking at conferences is a key part of academic life, not only raising the profile of researchers but helping them to share ideas and find job and funding opportunities, the latest study confirms what many scientists have long suspected to be true: men give more talks than women.

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