Gina Kolata’s interview with three top women scientists at NYT

The interview is here. Includes Joy Hirsch, fellow neuroscientist at Columbia University.

Money quote from Hirsch:

When I was at Yale, I was the chairman of the Status of Women Committee for a long period of time. During that time Yale as an institution had a major commitment to raise the visibility and the numbers of women, and we did exactly as you described without a compromise at all in quality. It is not that we just teach our women to be self-promoting and to be excellent. We must also, I think, take the responsibility of teaching our institutions to be receptive and proactive and even aggressive in this manner.