Gender awareness and environment are central to Mind the Gap’s work, our Vision and our Values. Megan Jones and her PhD advisor Dr Jen Solomon have been studying the challenges facing women in science leadership positions in US conservation organizations and the support that has helped them in their careers. Megan presented their findings at last week’s Pathways Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. This research suggests that many women experience a range of gender-related challenges in the conservation workplace. However, they also report receiving meaningful support from supervisors and colleagues – male and female – among others. Megan will now publish these findings, so watch this space for a more detailed report in the coming months! You can contact her at megan[at]mind-the-gap.net for more information.