When a selection committee has to estimate the potential of young scientists, implicit preferences and assumptions influence the decision-making process to the detriment of female candidates. This is evident from the research by Herschberg into recruitment and selection procedures for postdocs and university teachers. Read more about the role that recruitment and selection can have in the academy's unequal playing field here. See also the following interview with Herschberg about her PhD research (in Dutch only). 

Interview Herschberg

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