The world is designed for men – but smart energy systems don't have to be

Those designing smart energy systems must take gender into account.

Charlotte Johnson, Senior Researcher in urban communities and resources, UCL • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~8 min

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California wildfires: why a gender-reveal party got the blame, but shouldn't have

It's comforting to blame California's wildfires on human stupidity. But this hides a very uncomfortable truth.

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Westminster • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Nature and nurture both contribute to gender inequality in leadership – but that doesn't mean patriarchy is forever

Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.

Christopher von Rueden, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond • conversation
Aug. 18, 2020 ~9 min

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Black men face high discrimination and depression, even as their education and incomes rise

The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.

T.J. Curry, Professor of Philosophy, Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies, University of Edinburgh • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~9 min

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The lack of women in cybersecurity leaves the online world at greater risk

Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.

Nir Kshetri, Professor of Management, University of North Carolina – Greensboro • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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