Survey analysis and publication: Successful dissemination of results and publication as output will be the measures. Results will be used to drive change within each institutional level as well as policy makers.
The gender imbalance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields has remained constant for years despite numerous initiatives and increases the further up the STEM career pipeline one looks. This imbalance is universal and ever present to a varied degree. Women regardless of motherhood, are still disproportionately affected by caring and housework responsibilities. Within STEM, where females are already underrepresented, this is simply widening an existing gap. The global COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the careers of women in STEM to a great extent.
The online survey will collect data on challenges and solutions that female STEM ECRs face in light of the current pandemic.