Barriers & Challenges to Advancement

The stigma for women to pursue STEM careers starts at an early age. Stereotypes about the difficulty of certain subjects and subtle cultural and societal cues about “masculine” and “feminine” subject matter discourage girls from pursuing these studies. Also, technology toys and video games tend to be designed and marketed for boys rather than girls. According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, high school girls associate computer science with “male geeks,” and tend to avoid science and technology clubs and activities. In higher education and STEM careers, women often report feeling isolated, marginalized and hampered by a lack of female mentors and role models. More effort is needed to encourage women to pursue advanced studies and careers in STEM through networking, hiring more women into positions of seniority and instituting parent-friendly advanced degree programs and research projects.

Women in STEM and Negotiation

By Rebecca Chaleff*

Last Thursday, September 22nd, I went to CUNY Graduate Center’s event, “Women in Science: Negotiating a Successful Academic Career,” at the Segal Theatre, which was moderated by Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Research, and featured an animated address from keynote speaker Dr. Maribel Vazquez.  Also on board was a distinguished panel of experts, including: Dr. Dongming Cai, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Mary Kern, Pamela Silverblatt, Esq., and Dr. Ruth Stark.  Together, they offered a wide range of personal perspectives on the main issue at hand: negotiation.


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How to Write Successful Grants to Advance Women in Science

Date/Time: 
04/26/2011

The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to offer an interactive audiovisual workshop on how to successfully navigate the National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant process. ADVANCE grants are intended to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic and science engineering careers.

Led by successful NSF ADVANCE grant-seekers, this webinar is designed to offer useful insight into the grant-seeking process. Participants can expect to learn how to develop and cultivate collaborations between women's studies and the sciences and how to write successful grants.

NWSA offers this ongoing series of professional development trainings to support women’s studies and women’s center professionals and strengthen the field.

DATE: Tuesday, April 26
TIME: 4:00-5:15 PM Eastern
FEE: $75 members, $100 non-members

“False Start: A Missed Opportunity for Women and Girls in STEM in the Race to the Top Awards”

COCHRANVILLE, PA (3/29/11)

NAPE Report Indicates Missed Opportunity to Prepare Women and Girls for STEM Careers

URL: 
http://www.ncrw.org/content/false-start-missed-opportunity-women-and-girls-stem-race-top-awards
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