Women Making Big Strides in Membership in the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine by WIAReport finds that 30, or 43 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions.

Nine Women in the Latest Cohort of 24 MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 24 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Nine women are among the latest 24 winners.

Six Women Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 12 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. Of the 12 new members, six are women and most have academic ties.

Less Than a Third of New Members of National Academy of Sciences Are Women

According to a WIAReport analysis of the group of 84 new members of the National Academy of Sciences from the United States, 27, or 32.1 percent, are women. A year ago, there were 23 women among the 84 new members.

Thirteen Women Scholars Elected Members of American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society, which was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, recently granted membership to 27 individuals. Of these 13 are women and all have ties to the academic world.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

We have surveyed the nation’s highest-ranking research universities to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes, gender differences in acceptance rates and the progress women have made in the past year.