Female-centric projects a turn-off for women

Female-centric projects a turn-off for women

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
CAPACITIES: Science and society

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Strengthening potential, broadening horizons

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Projects set up to help females engage more in science are deemed sexist and patronising and are a reason behind women in the workplace getting less respect from colleagues than their male counterparts ("You only got this job because we 'needed' to have a woman on board"). More women are turning their back on a career in science in protest of such projects.