Well, one of the things I liked about Schering was that their scientists were about a 50/50 ratio of male/female. There was a HUGE push of Women-in-Science in the 70s/80s from what I remember reading about years ago, and it’s likely it stemmed from that.
Anyway, by the time *I* came there in the mid 1990s, there were about the same amount of women and men who were scientists there.
They also had a nice policy of NOT forcing retirement upon the old. I remember a few 80+ year old scientists. One guy just rolled around on skates (he was there long enough to be allowed some eccentricities). In that position (years later, I went into a different department as systems analyst) I was just a secretary in a temp position, but it was awesome seeing the culture at work.
So you can keep your sexism.
I’ve seen worlds where it’s not there anymore. tongue emoticon