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Women in the Chemical Workforce: A WORKSHOP REPORT TO THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES ROUNDTABLE
whom you are going to talk, with whom you may play basketball, or whatever. You don't necessarily have that in a company setting, because you are hiring someone who could be moved to different parts of the company. So some of these practices are not necessarily transferable. When interviewing a potential new faculty member, people often want someone who looks just like themselves, because the new person is going to live next door.
If I have one summarizing statement, it is the word accountability. I think that is the bottom line in all of this. Universities basically are not held accountable for hiring, and they are not held accountable for the atmosphere; but very often industrial organizations are. Companies talk about the atmosphere; very seldom do people talk about atmosphere in an academic environment. They talk about the department 's reputation rather than the atmosphere in the department—but atmosphere should be taken more seriously.