This book is a bold, innovative examination of the factors behind the low representation of women in scientific disciplines and, more broadly, other competitive professional career tracks. A group of 25 women from diverse backgrounds and representing a cross-section of points along the career continuum provide a candid look at a scientific environment where women are routinely judged more by stereotype than ability and travel the road to success in isolation. The book provides strategies for negotiating through gender-specific boundaries and showcases two programmes designed to support women in establishing successful scientific careers.
Trespassers on Private Property - angela M Pattatucci As A Woman Thinketh... - angela M Pattatucci I Dared To Be Different - Jennifer M Cramer Science and Women - Minna Mahlab From the Vantage Point of a `Leak in the Pipeline' Around and Around - Ann Saterbak Is It Natural or Processed `Sugar and Spice' - angela M Pattatucci The Silver Lining - Katrien J van der Hoeven Coming to Terms with Science - Beth Martin A Woman's Story of Disillusionment Women, Science and Self-Esteem - Kimberly Groat Olsen Searching for a Needle in a Field of Haystacks - angela M Pattatucci The Roots of a Woman - Laura J Gaines Piecewise Discontinuous Function - Marybeth Lima Experiences in Engineering Because I Did not Know I Was Different - Sue E Nokes Just Where Is `Our Place'? - angela M Pattatucci The Making of an Honorary Male - Janet Vorvick Being a Scientist - Laurie Tompkins One Woman's Experience One Woman's Life in Science - Suzanne E Franks Dogs Eating Dogs and Science Devouring Women - angela M Pattatucci My First Experience as a Woman Scientist - Nina Wokhlu Cutting Loose - Susan S Allen Putting It on the Table - Patricia L Eng Journey to a Career in Science - Denise Gurer Female Impersonators and Honorary Males - angela M Pattatucci Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Now? - Angela Rella Feminist/Scientist - Donna Riley Ambiguities and Contradictions Feminism - Noretta Koertge A Mixed Blessing to Women in Science Abolishing Gender Apartheid - angela M Pattatucci The Glass Wall - Molly Gleiser Project WISE - Wendy Katkin A Community of Wise Women A Reason for Optimism - angela M Pattatucci The Women in Science Project at Dartmouth - Carol B Muller and Mary L Pavone One Campus Model for Support and Systemic Change From Eden to the Seashore - Michele Montejo `Oh, the Places You'll Go ...' - Natalie M Bachir