When it comes to the workplace, nowhere are the barriers of gender-based discrimination felt more keenly than in the STEMM fields. This episode we explore where the lines are drawn when it comes to “getting ahead” in male-dominated workplaces, and what we can all do to challenge this hierarchy.
Producer Cheyne Anderson chats to Meredith Nash (University of Tasmania) about why the dominant “lean in” philosophy just doesn’t cut it. Karen O’Connell (University of Technology Sydney) explains the invisible dimensions of workplace discrimination. And finally we join geologist and science communicator Kathleen Patrick on a trip to Antartica that may just hold the answer.