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05/22/10
Evolution in Chemistry. Women
Filed under: Position Searching, Mentoring, First Year on Job, Mature professionals, Post-docs
Posted by: site admin @ 7:46 am

It is more common now in my classes and in
workshops I
am asked to deliver that there are
more women.  Capable,
strong communicators,
involved and focused, they have
a different set
of problems than what me and my male
scientists
face(d).


Let’s start off with role models first.  There are
fewer of them and with the emerging higher
number of women scientists the
ratio of
emerging to role models (mentors) is high.  Thus,
either
women need to seek out men or do without. 

ADAPT TO CONCERNS.  In my classes where
we work
together in the learning enterprise to
motivate and to change
minds, the students are
not the only ones who actively learn. 
While I should
not favor women over men in disputes, I will

“go the extra mile” and change things, rather than
stand pat
with the status quo.

One thing stands out is the troubling post doc
dilemma, when full time permanent positions are
at a premium.
  I want to argue in favor of career
consultants and
mentors to proactively seek
avenues to
promote women scientists.

Then when a female enters the workplace how do
you
get recognized.  Debra Condren’s book
reviewed in
a blog offers some cogent advice
on
survival tactics.

One Response to “Evolution in Chemistry. Women”

  1. site admin Says:


    Good video with Debra Condren.


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