Communicating as Women in STEM

Communicating as Women in STEM

1st Edition - September 19, 2018

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  • Author: Charlotte Brammer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128026724
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128025796

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Communicating as Women in STEM discusses various communication styles, also demonstrating how principles can be applied during interpersonal interactions in day-to-day environments. It provides women and other underrepresented groups, faculty and administrators with the tools they need to break barriers raised by different communication styles within the STEM fields. Sections cover tactics on how to become more aware of communication patterns and how to cope with, and improve, communication. This practical resource for women in the STEM fields is also ideal for mentors, educators, advisers and organizations interested in encouraging women to choose and remain in these fields.

Key Features

  • Enables women, minorities, faculty and administrators to develop broader communication skills
  • Teaches constructive communication strategies for interaction with mentees, mentors, faculty, managers, colleagues and other professionals
  • Contains observation exercises that include questions and sample scenarios to illustrate communication strategies


Women in STEM fields, STEM mentors, educators and advisers. The book could be used in specialized communication courses and mentorship programs that encourage women to choose and remain in STEM fields. It will also be useful for those who are in management within STEM-based organizations

Table of Contents

  • 1.Introduction: Understanding STEM cultures and communication expectations
    2.Gender roles/differences and communication expectations and violations
    a.Gender roles/differences
    b.Verbal influencing strategies
    3.Making culture and implicit rules visible
    c.Body movement, placement, and image
    d.The invisibles: time, smell, and touch
    4.Communicator styles: male/female/androgynous
    a.Bem’s sex role inventory and the value of androgynous communication style

Product details

  • No. of pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: September 19, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128026724
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128025796

About the Author

Charlotte Brammer

Author, speaker, and educator, Charlotte Brammer researches professional communication and the rhetoric of storytelling. A tenured professor at Samford University, Charlotte directs the writing center, training consultants to work with students from across the curriculum. With a Ph.D. in English/applied linguistics, she focuses on verbal as well as nonverbal interaction.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Communication Studies and Director, Communication Resource Center, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, USA

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