Where do all the women go – revisited

By Siouxsie Wiles 08/03/2014

I’ve had a go at making my first infographic, of the data from the mBio paper about women speakers at American Society of Microbiology meetings (1). I used Piktochart.

Picture below and interactive version on the web here. Let me know what you think.


1. Casadevall A, Handelsman J. 2014. The presence of female conveners correlates with a higher proportion of female speakers at scientific symposia. mBio 5(1):e00846-13. doi:10.1128/mBio.00846-13

0 Responses to “Where do all the women go – revisited”

  • If I could make one suggestion, it would be to keep the left/right orientation of the different types of data the same throughout. So, for example, the first legend has “Symposia with all male convening committees” on the right, so the bar chart that goes with it should also have that bar on the right. Same for the donut charts lower down.

    The less I find myself having to look back at the legend when interpreting the data, the better 🙂

  • I really like it. Not being in the microbiology field I would have thought that there would be more female speakers so this was interesting for me from a content point-of-view too (this makes me worried about what a similar visual would look like for maths or physics). Aesthetically speaking, I liked the colours.