Women in Stem Careers: International Perspectives on Increasing Workforce Participation, Advancement and Leadership

Women in Stem Careers: International Perspectives on Increasing Workforce Participation, Advancement and Leadership

By: Diana Bilimoria (editor), Linley Lord (editor)Hardback

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Adopting an international perspective, this book draws on current research from the United States, Australia and Europe to examine women's participation, advancement and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The book explores the nature of STEM careers across industry and academia, and presents the latest thinking on successful individual, organizational and educational initiatives related to women in STEM. Along with a select group of international contributors, Diana Bilimoria and Linley Lord provide a fresh perspective, based on success stories and successful initiatives, augmenting contemporary perspectives on the barriers and issues that women in STEM careers continue to face. Women in STEM Careers is a positive and insightful outlook on gender relations, which will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in organizations, human resources, academia, and government, as well as for women aspiring to or presently working in STEM fields.

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Edited by Diana Bilimoria KeyBank Professor and Professor and Chair of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, US and Linley Lord, Associate Professor and Director, Maureen Bickley Centre for Women in Leadership, Curtin University, Australia


Contents: PART I: WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES IN STEM CAREERS 1. An Introduction to Women in STEM Careers: International Perspectives on Increasing Workforce Participation, Advancement and Leadership Diana Bilimoria, Linley Lord and Melissa Marinelli 2. Women Persisting in the Engineering Profession: The Role of the Ideal Self and Engagement Kathleen Buse and Diana Bilimoria 3. To Stay or to Leave: Factors that Differentiate Women Currently Working in Engineering from Those Who Left the Profession Romila Singh, Nadya A Fouad, Mary Fitzpatrick, Catia Figueiredo, Wen Hsin Chang 4. Deciding to Stay or Go: Understanding the Career Intentions of Women in the Australian Mining Industry Margaret Nowak, Melissa Marinelli, Linley Lord and Dede Bonner 5. Family Issues for Women Engineers Mary Ayre, Julie Mills and Judith Gill 6. Onwards and Upwards: Insights from Women Managers and Leaders in Engineering Melissa Marinelli and Linley Lord PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVES ADVANCING WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS 7. Women as Power Resources: Putting Theory into Practice Charlotte Holgersson, Pia Hoeoek and Anna Wahl 8. Effective Practices to Increase Women's Participation, Advancement and Leadership in US Academic STEM Diana Bilimoria and Xiangfen Liang 9. Professional Societies and Gender Equity in STEM Erin L. Cadwalader, Joan M. Herbers, and Alice B. Popejoy PART III: PRAXIS-CHANGING EXTANT DISCOURSE AND PRACTICE ABOUT WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS 10. Gender Equality Interventions in the STEM Fields: Perceptions, Successes and Dilemmas Marieke van den Brink and Lineke Stobbe 11. Dare to Care: Negotiating Organizational Norms on Combining Career and Care in an Engineering Faculty Channah Herschberg, Claartje J. Vinkenburg, Inge L. Bleijenbergh, and Marloes L. van Engen 12 `Engineering is Gendered' is a Threshold Concept Sally Male Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781781954065
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781781954065
  • ISBN10: 1781954062

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