Women’s Career Transitions and the Leaky Pipeline in Ontario Universities

In this research brief, we examine changes in the representation of women at different stages of their academic careers, from undergraduate study through the full professor rank. The goal is to better understand where women currently and historically have discontinued their progress, or where the “academic pipeline” is “leaking.” We present findings using interactive data visualizations to provide readers with the ability to explore trends in new and unique ways. The intent is to facilitate an exploration of the complex road to equality that began decades ago.