As a strong advocate for women in science, you have advanced our ASI Women’s Initiative, created our ASI Margaret Baird Women in Immunology Lectureship Award, won the Association for Women in Science Miriam Dell Award for mentoring and are well known for being a supportive and inclusive mentor of young women in science. What are our greatest challenges as women in science?
I think the hardest thing is for all of us to realise that there is still so far to go. Every day, every woman has at least one experience that hammers home inequity, unfairness, bias or even outright discrimination, simply because they are a woman. If everybody (including women) could stop and think about what they are saying and doing and consider whether it is contributing to the inequity, that would really help to fix the problems.