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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation: helping women scientists focus on science

In a recent article published in the New York Times, biologist Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard spoke about her eponymous foundation. The foundation's goal is to "support highly qualified women in science who have children to pursue their careers."

Because one of the hurdles most often faced by young women scientists is the work-home balance, the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation offers grants to help these scientists pay for household help so they can spend their time working in their trained fields rather than running a household.

We at FairerScience approve! There are many hurdles the women in STEM fields face, and it's great to see organizations coming up with creative approaches to help manage them.