The Balancing act : gendered perspectives in faculty roles and work lives
Call Number: LB2332.32.B35 -- 2nd Floor
This book challenges assumptions about how men and women manage the boundaries between their personal and professional lives and suggests new ways to creatively and collaboratively combine productive work lives and satisfying personal lives. It shows how women have agency in structuring their careers and describes a multiplicity of solutions that they and institutions can adopt to create new couple- and family-friendly structures and practices that will encourage women to stay in the pipeline.
Career strategies for women in academe : arming Athena
Call Number: LB2332.3.C38 -- 2nd Floor
This book considers the current status of women in higher education; examines women's roles in academe; and provides insights and advice on breaking the `glass ceiling'.
Motherhood, the elephant in the laboratory : women scientists speak out
Call Number: HQ759.48.M68 2008 -- 2nd Floor
The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist. These valuable narratives encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children.
A Narrative Compass: Stories That Guide Women's Lives
Call Number: PS147.N37 2009 -- 2nd Floor
In this extraordinary collection, women scholars from a variety of disciplines identify and examine the stories that have inspired them, haunted them, and shaped their research.
Tenure in the sacred grove : issues and strategies for women and minority faculty
Call Number: LB2335.7.T46 -- 2nd Floor
Designed to help women and minority faculty navigate a path to tenure in academe, this book looks at the political, scholarly, personal and interpersonal issues. Filled with the experiences and advice of those who have navigated this terrain successfully, despite obstacles and setbacks, it includes considerations for women, faculty of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual faculty, addressing racism, sexism and ageism in the academy.
Unfinished agendas : new and continuing gender challenges in higher education
Call Number: LC1568.U54 -- 2nd Floor
A book that any scholar, leader, student, and staff member in higher education should read. Not only does the book provide valuable insight into the position of women... it also provides practical recommendations of ways to alter policies, discourses, practices, and cultures to move higher education in a more pluralistic direction
The 'Woman question' and higher education : perspectives on gender and knowledge production in America
Call Number: LC1756.W653 -- 2nd Floor
This book addresses one of the most compelling topics of our time and speaks to our need to understand the long struggle of women to gain an authoritative voice in higher education and the factors that underlie that struggle. Scholars and researchers of women's studies, higher education, and a range of humanities and social sciences will find this book a welcome addition to the literature.
Women at the top: powerful leaders tell us how to combine work and family
Call Number: HD4904.25.H354 -- 2nd Floor
How are women to succeed in their profession when they are also wives, mothers, and family care givers? Using psychological research and personal interviews with 60 women with families and prominent leadership positions in the U. S., China, and Hong Kong, Women at the Top examines the question —can women have it all?
Women in academic leadership : professional strategies, personal choices
Call Number: LC212.862.W66 -- 2nd Floor
For those who seek to create an institutional environment conducive to equity and opportunity, this book offers insight into the pervasive barriers facing women of all colors and evidence of the need for a more complex, multi-dimensional view of leadership. For women in academe who seek to reach their professional potential and maintain authenticity, it offers encouragement and a myriad of strategies for their growth and development.
Women in engineering, science, and technology: education and career challenges
Call Number: available online at the link above
Provides a collection of recent high-quality empirical studies related to the education and careers of women in engineering, science and technology disciplines, with cases on innovative approaches to attracting and supporting women in training courses, and discussions on the effectiveness of mentoring, role models, government policy, and initiatives by professional bodies
The Women's Warrier Society
Call Number: PS508.I5W66 2008 -- 2nd Floor
The women warriors in these tales have lived through a variety of mishaps, experiencing the consequences brought on by misinformation and the misguided efforts of institutions and individuals. Armed with this experience, they gather in unlikely sweatlodges from kitchen tables to public libraries transforming into she-wolves who, lips curled, snarl at their own victimization and assert that hope for future generations is maintained through creativity, determination, and the preservation of traditional values.