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Architects’ training offers a model of how avoiding gender bias can be instilled into scientists, says Shirley Malcom.

Women are poorly represented in science, and in most areas of engineering, despite legal requirements for equal opportunity in many countries. Major reasons for this include a lack of opportunity for education, advanced training and meaningful employment. Even where these are present, women may have limited chances for advancement in spite of their capacity and competence.

How should the science community respond to the need for more inclusive science and the avoidance of gender bias?

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