Women’s contributions are often undervalued and overlooked in male-dominated environments, which could drive women’s underrepresentation in certain academic and professional fields. A better understanding of the “sense of mattering” may shine new light on the reasons for this persistent gender gap.

Women’s contributions are often undervalued and overlooked in male-dominated environments, which could drive women’s underrepresentation in certain academic and professional fields. A better understanding of the “sense of mattering” may shine new light on the reasons for this persistent gender gap.