Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

by Lisa M. P. Munoz
Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

by Lisa M. P. Munoz

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Overview

Silver Medal in the Social Change and Social Justice Category, 2024 Nautilus Book Awards

Women working in the sciences face obstacles at virtually every step along their career paths. From subtle slights to blatant biases, deep systemic problems block women from advancing or push them out of science and technology entirely.

Women in Science Now examines solutions to this persistent gender gap, offering new perspectives on how to make science more equitable and inclusive for all. This book shares stories and insights of women from a range of backgrounds working in various disciplines, illustrating the journeys that brought them to the sciences, the challenges they faced along the way, and the important contributions they have made to their fields. Lisa M. P. Munoz combines these narratives with a wealth of data to illuminate the size and scope of the challenges women scientists face, while highlighting research-based solutions to help overcome these obstacles. She presents groundbreaking studies in social psychology and organizational behavior that are informing novel approaches for combating historic and ongoing inequities.

Through a combined focus on personal experiences and social-science research, this timely book provides both a path toward greater gender equity and an inspiring vision of science and scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231206143
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2023
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 415,556
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lisa M. P. Munoz is a science writer and the founder and president of SciComm Services, a science communications consulting firm. A former journalist and press officer, she has more than twenty years of experience crafting science content for scientists and the public alike. Munoz holds an engineering degree from Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fixing a Broken System
1. Fixing Representation
2. Fixing Signals
3. Fixing Mentorship
4. Fixing Recruitment
5. Fixing Environments
6. Fixing Visibility
7. Fixing Work-Life Balance
8. Fixing Reporting
9. Fixing Science
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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