• Question: Have you experienced sexism from your co-workers or would you say there’s now a lot more equality in the chemistry sector ?

    Asked by mss1638 to Sylvia on 7 Mar 2019.
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      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 7 Mar 2019:

      Great question and thanks for asking!

      I haven’t experinced any type of sexism at work but I do know colleagues that have been through this unpleasant experience. Chemistry and generally science is dominated by male professors however, I’ll speak for my fileld (marine natural products chemistry) as I am more aware of the situation. Curerntly, in my field there are a lot of great female scientists that are well-respected and highly admired and I am positive that the well-establishes male professors are more than happy and proud to see those women succeed in their career. So, I feel very lucky to be part of this field where gender doesn’t define your career
      I am fully aware that this is not the case in other fields of chemistryor other science. There’s definitely alot more equality but we still have a long way to go!

      Sorry for the long answer but it was a great question 🙂