Are we slighting female colleagues?



There has been considerable discussion in Eos, and elsewhere, concerning gender imbalance in the geosciences. It is unfortunate that in choosing the 2004 AGU Fellows this imbalance was exacerbated by choosing only 7% women, significantly less than the proportion of women in the field. It seems that the “Old Boy Network” is perpetuating itself. If there are few models for women, we will have few women.