Why did none of the panel members mention any of these, which I have heard again and again from my women clients:
- Many women soon tire of the rigors and isolation of scientist work. Indeed recent research finds that women, on average, just aren't interested enough in science to make a long-term career out of it.
- They end up valuing being a mother more than working outside the home.
- They find it easier to be a stay-at-home mom.