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People like me do that – and it’s okay!

Fogg Rogers, Laura

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Vicarious experience is influential for girls and women
o “You can’t be what you can’t see” - role models can influence societal perceptions
o But role models have a tricky path to walk – not too dominant, not too geeky, competent at their jobs but still feminine….
We need to change social norms and influence social persuasion
o Create peer group support networks
o Use gender inclusive language
o Show women doing activities – and getting a good response from them

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Mar 8, 2017
Publication Date Mar 8, 2017
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Fogg Rogers, L. (2017, March). People like me do that – and it’s okay!. Paper presented at Hypatia Network Hub Meeting, Bristol, UK
Keywords science communication, women in STEM, role models, public engagement, engineering
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Hypatia Network Hub 2017

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