Yesterday, the Brain Prize was awarded. No doubt that this year's winners have made a strong contribution to neuroscience, but it was quite painful to see that this was the sixth year in a row that the winners of this prize were men. So far, 2 out of 28 winners have been women.
— Benjamin Saunders (@BenSaunders) March 6, 2018
What we can do to change this, is to nominate more women for this prize, as the Brain Prize twitter account immediately suggested.
Please help nominate outstanding female neuroscientists. Even women nominate male scientists!
— The Brain Prize (@brain_prize) March 6, 2018
What I would hope the Brain Prize and the Lundbeck foundation would do is to make their selection committee more diverse too. And perhaps the members of said selection committee could ask for (is that how you use this in a sentence?) an inclusion rider.
This whole "inclusion rider" thing? Scientist men can do this too.
"I'd love to speak on your panel. If the panel isn't 50% women, then I'll pass and I can recommend some women for my slot."
— Terry McGlynn (@hormiga) March 6, 2018