Potential of women in science
Despite the fact that the percentage of female researchers at Polish universities is gradually growing at all levels of academic career, women constitute only 33% of all university staff in Poland and less than 10% of the members of the university executive boards.
The phenomenon of the leaky pipeline is present also at universities. It means that as prestige, salary and the level of power connected to a particular position increases, the number of women decreases.
The number of women at higher levels of professional advancement, in executive boards and among university officials is disproportionate to their total number as well as to their qualifications.