Success strategies for women in science [electronic resource] : a portable mentor /
edited by Peggy A. Pritchard.
imprint
Burlington, MA : Elsevier Academic Press, c2006.
description
xxx, 316 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0120884119 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Burlington, MA : Elsevier Academic Press, c2006.
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0120884119 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8616010
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-05-01:
In this self-help manual for women in the late stages of their professional scientific education or in the early stages of their careers, there are a series of chapters on such topics as career management, networking, personal style (including a long segment on proper work attire, grooming, dressing for after-hours events), time stress, and balancing personal and professional life. Interspersed in each discussion are personal anecdotes from successful woman scientists, mostly inspirational, sometimes offering direct advice. Unfortunately, this technique makes for a choppy reading experience. Chief reservations about this book are the low level at which it is pitched and the fungible nature of the advice that is offered. Most of its contents would be familiar to any woman who had any experience whatsoever in the scientific world, and the simplistic way in which it is presented would turn most budding scientists off. A lot of the advice is not specific to the sciences and would apply to any career choice. Brief list of references, although most of the material comes from the scientists themselves and from general principles of professional development. ^BSumming Up: Not recommended. M. H. Chaplin Wellesley College
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aimed at women embarking on a career in science of in their final years of training for such a role. - CHEMISTRY WORLD (2006) ..."this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers." - JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006) ..."valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
I think most scientists at early stages in their careers would find this book extraordinarily useful, and many scientists at later stages would benefit enormously from the advice as well. one of the strengths of this book is the array of perspectives provided by the diverse collection of authors. This book is both introspective and inspirational, driving readers to examine their own values and goals but providing ample illustrations of successful women scientists. I particularly appreciate the emphasis on self-awareness and the understanding that every scientist has their own path to follow; that no one sets of rules applies to everyone. Although the book is primarily meant for beginning scientists, it will be valuable to many women (and men) at various stages of their careers. I wish I had such a resource at the outset of my own scientisic life -Ann M. Flower, University of North Dakota School of Medicine for MICROBE (2006) aimed at women embarking on a career in science of in their final years of training for such a role. The prologue is quite inspiring and so are the women profiled... - CHEMISTRY WORLD (2006) "...this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers." - JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006) "...valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields. Their enthusiasm, commitment, courage and willingness to share their experiences are what makes this book so readable. Full of useful tips and advice, it also provokes thoughtful reflection while providing inspiration and encouragement through the distillation of their insights and advice. As its title suggest, this guide is a book to be dipped into again and again as women face different transition points and its structured approach and excellent index makes it easy to find the relevant sections." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
"I think most scientists at early stages in their careers would find this book extraordinarily useful, and many scientists at later stages would benefit enormously from the advice as well. .one of the strengths of this book is the array of perspectives provided by the diverse collection of authors. .This book is both introspective and inspirational, driving readers to examine their own values and goals but providing ample illustrations of successful women scientists. I particularly appreciate the emphasis on self-awareness and the understanding that every scientist has their own path to follow; that no one sets of rules applies to everyone. Although the book is primarily meant for beginning scientists, it will be valuable to many women (and men) at various stages of their careers. I wish I had such a resource at the outset of my own scientisic life" -Ann M. Flower, University of North Dakota School of Medicine for MICROBE (2006) ".aimed at women embarking on a career in science of in their final years of training for such a role. The prologue is quite inspiring and so are the women profiled..." - CHEMISTRY WORLD (2006) "...this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers." - JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006) "...valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields. Their enthusiasm, commitment, courage and willingness to share their experiences are what makes this book so readable. Full of useful tips and advice, it also provokes thoughtful reflection while providing inspiration and encouragement through the distillation of their insights and advice. As its title suggest, this guide is a book to be dipped into again and again as women face different transition points and its structured approach and excellent index makes it easy to find the relevant sections." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
'?'...most scientists at early stages in their careers would find this book extraordinarily useful..." -Ann M. Flower, University of North Dakota School of Medicine for MICROBE (2006) ?aimed at women embarking on a career in science of in their final years of training for such a role.'? - CHEMISTRY WORLD (2006) .,."this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers." - JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006) .,."valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
"...most scientists at early stages in their careers would find this book extraordinarily useful..." -Ann M. Flower, University of North Dakota School of Medicine for MICROBE (2006) ".aimed at women embarking on a career in science of in their final years of training for such a role." - CHEMISTRY WORLD (2006) "...this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers." - JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006) "...valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
..."this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers." - JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006) ..."valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
"...valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields." - Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)
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Summaries
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Drawing on the experience of women in academia, industry and research, this guide to scientific careers addresses issues such as mentorship, networking and balancing career and family responsibilities.
Long Description
The under-representation of women in science is a well-documented fact that is of increasing concern to educators, administrators and government policy makers. This book, for women nearing the end of their formal training and beginning their careers in science, draws upon the experience of successful female scientists in academia, industry and research institutes from across North America and Europe. The contributors provide readers with a broad perspective on life as a scientist. Chapters address topics such as mentorship, networking and balancing career and family responsibilities and discusses the current issues and concerns women face in their careers. * 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
Main Description
Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor is an inspiring and engaging mentoring manual for women, both in the latter years of their scientific training and in the early stages of their careers. It will help aspiring scientists identify the skills they need to be successful and aid them in making smooth transitions. Mentors, and their mentees alike, in all science disciplines, (including engineering, mathematics, computing and cognitive science), will benefit from having their own copy of this book. The accessible nature of the material also makes it easy reading for those interested in careers in science, but who are not yet decided. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Prologuep. xxv
Career Managementp. 1
Continuing Professional Developmentp. 19
Training and Working Abroadp. 37
Climbing the Ladderp. 59
Mentoringp. 83
Networkingp. 107
Mental Toughnessp. 133
Personal Stylep. 169
Communicating Sciencep. 191
Time Stressp. 221
Balancing Professional and Personal Lifep. 249
Transitionsp. 281
Indexp. 305
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