Success Strategies for Women in Science

Success Strategies for Women in Science

A Portable Mentor

1st Edition - November 9, 2005

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  • Editors: Peggy A. Pritchard, Peggy A. Pritchard
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080455655

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Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor focuses on a wealth of knowledge and years of experience of successful female scientists from industry, government, research institutes, and academe. This book, through practical advice and real-life stories, presents what knowledge and skills are needed to make the transition from trainee to scientist that, if practiced, will help beginners become successful. This book, in particular, describes the essential skills required of every researcher, such as networking, communicating, coping with the demands of a research career, time management, and the most difficult of skills, saying ""no"" to excessive demands on time. This text also explores the issues relating to career development and the importance of the examination of alternate career paths. While much of the advice in this mentoring manual is aimed at women new in their careers, experienced readers will also find the book of value. This material will fill the gap and help women to pursue excellence and achieve success in their chosen scientific careers.

Key Features

* Details skills complementing scientific training and expertise that are proven to enhance potential for success, including networking and mental toughness
* Provides insights into balancing professional and personal responsibilities
* Written by outstanding female scienctists representing diverse scientific backgrounds and interests
* Offers pracical advice and real-life stories that address currrent issues and concerns
* A professional resource with international perspective

Readership

An invaluable resource not only for women scientists, mid-career and senior scientists, of both sexes, involved in mentoring female graduate students, doctoral fellows and younger colleagues, career/guidance counsellors in secondary schools and colleges/universities, but also for parents who want to support and encourage their daughters' interest in careers in science.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Foreword

    Introduction

    Acknowledgments

    Prologue

    1. Career Management

    2. Continuing Professional Development

    3. Training and Working Abroad

    4. Climbing the Ladder

    5. Mentoring

    6. Networking

    7. Mental Toughness

    8. Personal Style

    9. Communicating Science

    10. Time Stress

    11. Balancing Professional and Personal Life

    12. Transitions

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: November 9, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080455655

About the Editors

Peggy A. Pritchard

Peggy A. Pritchard
Peggy A. Pritchard is a career information specialist and academic librarian highly experienced in designing and delivering innovative curricula to foster the development of a range of academic literacies and professional competencies. In her current position at the University of Guelph (Canada) she works collaboratively with faculty colleagues, educational developers, and writing and learning specialists to support undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Psychology. She has been formally recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching at two top-tier universities in Canada.

Ms. Pritchard has presented seminars and facilitated workshops for women in STEM at all academic levels in North America and Europe. The hosting institutions have included the University of California Berkeley (USA), the University of Leicester (UK), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), and the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). Her work has also been presented at international, national and regional scientific conferences, women in science meetings, and education conferences. Ms. Pritchard is one of the editors of the first and second editions of Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Librarian, Learning and Curriculum Support Team, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Peggy A. Pritchard

Peggy A. Pritchard
Peggy A. Pritchard is a career information specialist and academic librarian highly experienced in designing and delivering innovative curricula to foster the development of a range of academic literacies and professional competencies. In her current position at the University of Guelph (Canada) she works collaboratively with faculty colleagues, educational developers, and writing and learning specialists to support undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Psychology. She has been formally recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching at two top-tier universities in Canada.

Ms. Pritchard has presented seminars and facilitated workshops for women in STEM at all academic levels in North America and Europe. The hosting institutions have included the University of California Berkeley (USA), the University of Leicester (UK), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), and the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). Her work has also been presented at international, national and regional scientific conferences, women in science meetings, and education conferences. Ms. Pritchard is one of the editors of the first and second editions of Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Librarian, Learning and Curriculum Support Team, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

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