Women in the Geosciences: Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity

Author(s): Mary Anne Holmes, Suzanne OConnell, Kuheli Dutt

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1119067855
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Read an interview with the author: "Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences"

The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields. This volume explores issues pertaining to gender parity in the geosciences, and sheds light on some of the best practices that increase participation by women and promote parity.

Volume highlights include:
Lessons learned from NSF-ADVANCE
Data on gender composition of faculty at top earth science institutions in the US
Implicit bias and gender as a social structure
Strategies for institutional change
Dual career couples
Family friendly policies
Role of mentoring
Career advancement for women
Recruiting diverse faculty
Models of institutional transformation

Women in the Geosciences is a valuable contribution to the existing literature on gender issues in STEM disciplines. It focuses specifically on the geosciences, with a goal to spreading awareness on the best practices for gender parity in academic geoscience departments. Geoscientists, policymakers, educators and administrators could all greatly benefit from the contents of this volume.
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