June is drawing to a close, so it is time for the first monthly overview of the ‘Best read’ series. Surprisingly, the most read topic was not mobility, but gender. The stories about TU Eindhoven’s measure to hire only women for six months from 1 July attracted most readers both nationally and internationally. That women stand their ground in the field of innovation was evident this week at the presentation of our own Gerard and Anton Awards, which fortunately featured many ladies on stage. And this is important, because international research has long since shown that gender equality leads to better innovations!

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Author profile picture Arjan Paans is editor-in-chief of Innovation Origins DE. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked in Berlin as a foreign correspondent. Aftewards he was a news manager for several Dutch newspapers. Arjan is married and has one son.