The online journal PeerJ has accepted a paper that I collaborated on with Theresa Jones (University of Melbourne) and others, which used data from the Australasian Evolution Society conference in 2013 to try and explain why women appeared to give fewer long talks compared to men. In part this is because they have a greater tendency to avoid ‘putting themselves up’ for such talks. We discuss why this might be the case and how the profile of women scientists at conferences could be improved.

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