Success Strategies From Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor

Success Strategies From Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor

by Peggy A. Pritchard MLIS, Christine Grant

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Overview

Success Strategies from Women in Stem: A Portable Mentor, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and accessible manual containing career advice, mentoring support, and professional development strategies for female scientists in the STEM fields.

This updated text contains new and essential chapters on leadership and negotiation, important coverage of career management, networking, social media, communication skills, and more. The work is accompanied by a companion website that contains annotated links, a list of print and electronic resources, self-directed learning objects, frequently asked questions, and more.

With an increased focus on international relevance, this comprehensive text contains shared stories and vignettes that will help women pursuing or involved in STEM careers develop the necessary professional and personal skills to overcome obstacles to advancement. 

  • Preserves the style and tone of the first edition by bringing together mentors, trainees and early-career professionals in a series of conversations about important topics related to careers in STEM fields, such as leadership, time stress, negotiation, networking, social media and more
  • Identifies strategies that can improve career success along with stories that elucidate, engage, and inspire
  • Companion website provides authoritative information from successful women engaged in STEM careers, including annotated links to key organizations, associations, granting agencies, teaching support materials, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123977755
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/11/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 518
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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

Dr. Christine Grant catalyzes women influencers (and their male allies) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to successfully navigate their academic and career pursuits. This book is the culmination of Grant’s over 30 years of leadership broadening the participation of diverse populations in STEM fields. A Full Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular (CBE) engineering at North Carolina State University (NC State), she is the Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in NC State’s College of Engineering. She obtained her degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.S., Brown University; M.S. and Ph.D. , Georgia Institute of Technology) prior to joining NC State. Grant is one of only four African-American women in the U.S. at the rank of Full Chemical Engineering Professor. Her research has focused on interfacial phenomena and more recently biomedical systems. A recipient of the NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), Grant has been recognized for broadening the participation, promotion and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) in STEM. She has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Affairs Committee Distinguished Service Award, the Council for Chemical Research Diversity Award, the American Chemical Society’s SERMACS Diversity Award and the NCA&T Urban Education Institute NCA&T Exemplar Award.

She has been recognized for her advocacy for women in science and her educational outreach to Ghana, West Africa, by induction into the YWCA Academy of Women in Science and Technology, Sigma Iota Rho, an International Honor Society, and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. She is a Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers and AIChE. She has also provided professional leadership as a member of the Board of Directors, and Chemical Technology Operating Council of AIChE and was elected to AIChE Fellow in 2013.

Her work in the arena of STEM policy resulted in her appointments as a Visiting Senior Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an Expert in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Engineering Directorate, and a Boeing Senior Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE).

An international speaker, she conducts career coaching and professional development workshops across the United States of America, Ghana and Australia empowering both women and underrepresented minorities on the STEM pathway. Grant’s company, Leveraged Empowerment, a unit of CoolSci Productions LLC (www.drchristinegrant.com), designs custom, targeted programming for corporate and academic environments. A change agent, she has been featured in National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE programming at Texas A&M, Cornell, Purdue, University of Toledo, UVA, Prairie View A&M, the University of Cincinnati and the University of New Hampshire promoting institutional transformation in STEM fields.

Table of Contents

1. Career Management - Peggy A. Pritchard 2. Networking - Jodie L. Rummer 3. Mentoring:Empowering Your Success - Christine S. Grant 4. Mental Toughness - Peggy A. Pritchard 5. Time Stress - Peggy A. Pritchard 6. Personal Style - M. Elizabeth Cannon and Kathleen Sendall 7. Communicating Science - Jodie L. Rummer and Lori L. Isom 8. Strategically Using Social Media - Emily S. Darling and Jodie L. Rummer 9. Negotiating with Emotional Intelligence- Joretha G. Johnson 10. A Call to Leadership - Pamela McCauley and Elizabeth Lee 11. Climbing the Ladder - Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac 12. Balancing Professional and Personal Life - Wendy M. Williams, Susan M. Barnett and Elaine Wethington 13. Transitions - Margaret-Ann Armour and Dorothy Tovell

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