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Why arent there more women ASA Fellows? or winners of ASA awards? 1) It is only recently that the percentage of women receiving Ph.D.s in statistics has.

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1 Why arent there more women ASA Fellows? or winners of ASA awards? 1) It is only recently that the percentage of women receiving Ph.D.s in statistics has neared 50%. 2) There is a systematic undervaluing of the contributions of women.

2 Larry Summers theory: 1) Women cant do stat 2) Women dont like such demanding jobs 3) Women arent very persistent 4) Well, maybe they can do stat, but they arent very good at it

3 Its the Nominations, Stupid If you are not nominated, you cant win. So, why arent more women nominated? Intentional discrimination Oversight Insufficient self-promotion Failure to establish networks Bad career choices

4 Remedies Make a positive effort to include women (as well as other underrepresented groups) Sensitize selection committees Look around you ColleaguesCollaboratorsAuthorsSpeakers


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