Women's Influence on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in STEM Fields, 1st Edition

  • Ursula Thomas
  • Jill Drake
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  • ISBN-10: 152258871X
  • ISBN-13: 9781522588719
  • DDC: 610.82
  • 333 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Women are typically not well represented in STEM fields. These same women experience difficulties in advocacy and leadership, as well as hiring and promotion. Women of color, regardless of discipline, face this narrative daily and often throughout their entire careers. This title seeks to critically examine the strategies that women across class and cultural groups use and the struggles they face in order to become successful in professional fields that include business, politics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While highlighting topics that include higher education, workplace perceptions, and information literacy, this publication is ideal for public administrators, human resources professionals, sociologists, academicians, researchers, and students interested in gender studies, public administration, the biological sciences, psychology, computer science, and the STEM fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership (AEMAL) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Societal Factors and Workplace Perceptions: Understanding Social Determinants of Professional STEM Achievement and Persistence for Black Women.
2: Navigating the Landscape of the STEM Professoriate: Reflections and Insights From Women of Color.
3: What Sports Do You Play? Actually, My Major Is Mathematics: Experiencing STEM as a Woman of African Descent.
4: Overcoming the Layers of Obstacles: The Journey of a Female African American Physicist to Achieve Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness.
5: Creating Support Systems for Black Women in Nontraditional STEM Career Paths.
6: Afro-Caribbean Immigrants in STEM Careers: One Woman's Experience Teaching in a STEM Field.
7: Grace Under Fire.
8: Fortitude: A Study of African Americans in Surgery in New York City.
9: Knowledge Sharing Practices, ICT, Information Literacy, and STEM Career Path Choices Among Girls at the Secondary School Level: Girls and STEM Education.
Compilation of References.
Related References.
About the Contributors.