Success Strategies For Women In Science: A Portable Mentor by Peggy A. PritchardSuccess Strategies For Women In Science: A Portable Mentor by Peggy A. Pritchard

Success Strategies For Women In Science: A Portable Mentor

byPeggy A. PritchardEditorPeggy A. Pritchard

Paperback | November 9, 2005

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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
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...
Title:Success Strategies For Women In Science: A Portable MentorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 9, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0120884119

ISBN - 13:9780120884117


Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"...most scientists at early stages in their careers would find this book extraordinarily useful..."-Ann M. Flower, University of North Dakota School of Medicine for MICROBE (2006)".aimed at women embarking on a career in science of in their final years of training for such a role.?- CHEMISTRY WORLD (2006)"...this book contains useful advice for women and men at all stages of their careers."- JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION (June 2006)"...valuable career guide which is relevant not only to scientists and academics but also women in other fields."- Margaret Dane, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, CEO (2006)