Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor

Other | April 1, 2011

byPritchard, Peggy A., Peggy A. Pritchard

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Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor focuses on a wealth of knowledge and years of experience of successful female scientists from industry, government, research institutes, and academe. This book, through practical advice and real-life stories, presents what knowledge and skills are needed to make the transition from trainee to scientist that, if practiced, will help beginners become successful.
This book, in particular, describes the essential skills required of every researcher, such as networking, communicating, coping with the demands of a research career, time management, and the most difficult of skills, saying ""no"" to excessive demands on time. This text also explores the issues relating to career development and the importance of the examination of alternate career paths.
While much of the advice in this mentoring manual is aimed at women new in their careers, experienced readers will also find the book of value. This material will fill the gap and help women to pursue excellence and achieve success in their chosen scientific careers.

* Details skills complementing scientific training and expertise that are proven to enhance potential for success, including networking and mental toughness
* Provides insights into balancing professional and personal responsibilities
* Written by outstanding female scienctists representing diverse scientific backgrounds and interests
* Offers pracical advice and real-life stories that address currrent issues and concerns
* A professional resource with international perspective

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Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor focuses on a wealth of knowledge and years of experience of successful female scientists from industry, government, research institutes, and academe. This book, through practical advice and real-life stories, presents what knowledge and skills are needed to make the transition ...

Peggy A. Pritchard is a career information specialist and academic librarian highly experienced in designing and delivering innovative curricula to foster the development of a range of academic literacies and professional competencies. In her current position at the University of Guelph (Canada) she works collaboratively with faculty c...

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Format:OtherDimensions:352 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreward
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Prologue: "A Magnificent Obsession"
Career Management
Continuing Professional Development
Training and Working Abroad
Climbing the Ladder
Mentoring
Networking
Mental Toughness
Personal Style
Communicating Science
Time Stress
Balancing Professional and Personal Life Transitions Index