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Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology

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You are a woman pursuing a successful career in engineering, science, or technology, and you are prepared to work hard for this. But you must also work "smart". Becoming Leaders is about working smart - and about making the choices that are right for you, your talents, and your life, wherever you are in your career.

Williams and Emerson consulted the best research on a wide range of topics of interest to women in different stages of their careers. They present important, timely ...

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Overview

You are a woman pursuing a successful career in engineering, science, or technology, and you are prepared to work hard for this. But you must also work "smart". Becoming Leaders is about working smart - and about making the choices that are right for you, your talents, and your life, wherever you are in your career.

Williams and Emerson consulted the best research on a wide range of topics of interest to women in different stages of their careers. They present important, timely information alongside practical tips. Chapters can be read in any order, with roadmaps for students, career women, faculty, and managers. Written both to support career success and to encourage leadership self-awareness, Becoming Leaders is a book you'll turn to again and again, for advice, for information, and - most of all - for inspiration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780784409206
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

F. Mary Williams, Ph.D., D.D.S., is director general of the National Research Council of Canada's Institute for Ocean Technology. She previously served as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Carolyn J. Emerson, M.Sc., is president of Carolyn J. Emerson Consulting, working on diversity initiatives in Canada and the United States.
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Table of Contents

Road Map

Foreword Patricia D. Galloway Galloway, Patricia D.

1 Introduction 1

2 Women Are Leaders 9

3 Strategies for Students in STEM 15

4 Graduate Studies 27

5 Job Hunting and Gender 35

6 Career Path and Progress 45

7 Personal Networks and Mentors 57

8 Work-Life Balance 67

9 Family Support 77

10 Time Management 83

11 Media Appearances Are Opportunities 89

12 Tenure Strategies for New University Faculty 97

13 Proactive Diversity for Academic Deans and Department Heads 119

14 Women in the Public Service 129

15 Diversity Management and Accountability 141

16 Sexual Harassment 147

17 Organizations for Women in STEM 153

18 Commonly Asked Questions and Sample Answers 163

19 Promoting Women's Participation 173

20 Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology 181

Afterword Greta Raymond Raymond, Greta 189

Index 191

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