Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce

Beyond Best Practices


  • Donna Dean, Executive Consultant, Leadership and Talent Development, WV, USA
  • Janet Koster, Executive Director & CEO, Association for Women in Science, Alexandria, VA, USA

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking.

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a  Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize.

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Those pursuing or involved in a career in the STEM fields, including students, academics, and regulatory and industry professionals. Additional markets include policymakers, academic and professional women’s organizations, and those involved in professional development training.


Book information

  • Published: February 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800215-5

Table of Contents

PART 1: Surveying the Landscape
Chapter I. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices
Chapter II.  Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide
PART 2: Award-Winning Solutions
Chapter III. Addressing Work/Life Issues
Chapter IV.  Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making
Chapter V. Childcare and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts
Chapter VI. Promoting Family-Friendly Policies
PART 3:  Advancing Comprehensive Solutions
Chapter VII. Mentoring and Networking Strategies
Chapter VIII. Addressing Implicit Bias and the Workplace
Chapter IX. Government Policy Implications for Family-Related Issues