Promising Progress & New Challenges for Women at MIT

Susan Hockfield, President of MITRedTracker| A new report from MIT revisists the institution’s gender gap a decade after issuing a report that articulated from and center the challenges faced by women professors in math and science at many universities.

90% of MIT’s women professors participated in the survey, which reports outstanding gains for women in a decade. Among the most crucial changes, both men and women now receive a one-year leave for childcare without penalizing their tenure track.

While thrilled with their progress, the women are subject to constant criticism from men that they only reason they were hired is because of affirmative action at MIT. Read on in Sexual Politics: MIT Updates Status of Women, New Gender Challenges.