Women in Science Now
Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity
by Lisa M.P. Munoz
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 24 Jan 2024
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.
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.
"It's never been easy to be a woman in science, smashing stereotypes and balancing family and laboratory. But it's especially frustrating that so many obstacles and biases still stand in the 2020s. Women In Science Now maps the problems, and roads to success. I wish Lisa Munoz's book had been available when I was starting out."
--Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist