Information on Gender Equity in Science:
- Chilly Academic Climate (2010) – an article about women’s experiences as faculty in chemical and material sciences
- Chilly Academic Climate Supporting Information (2010)
- WISE Stats Fact Sheets (2012) – graphs and charts compiled by Valerie Schmidt that relate to the numbers of women in advanced scientific careers
- Gender, culture, and mathematics performance (2009) – a paper in PNAS that demonstrates that differences in mathematical performance are a result of culture, not biology
- Housework is an Academic Issue: How to keep talented women scientists in the lab, where they belong (2010)
- Women Are Seen Bridging Gap in Science Opportunities (2009) – a New York Times article about the gains that women scientists have made, as well as the persistent inequalities
- Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2010) – a report detailing causes and remedies for the paucity of women in science by the American Association of University Women
- Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models and Mentors (2010) – a Science Careers article by Laura Bonett
- After Harvard Controversy, Conditions Change but Reputation Lingers (2010) – a New York Times article about the aftermath of Lawrence Summers comments at Harvard
- Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences (2010) – a New York Times article about the paucity of women in STEM fields
- Why women still can’t have it all (2012) – arguments about how society has to change before women can acheive work-life satisfaction
- How stereotypes can drive women to quit science (2012) – an article about the effect of stereotype threat on women scientists
- Women Faring Well in Hiring and Tenure Processes for Science and Engineering Jobs At Research Universities, But Still Underrepresented in Applicant Pools (2009) – a press release from the National Academies
- Staying Competitive: Patching America’s Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences (2009) – an extensive report from the Center on American Progress and the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security
- ACS statistics about women in science – See info about employment for women in academia and industry (http://cen.acs.org/articles/89/i50/Employment-Salary-Survey.html) and (http://cen.acs.org/articles/89/i32/Women-Industry.html).
Profiles/Interviews with women scientists:
- 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded to Carol Greider, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Jack W. Szostak
- No Mr. President* (2000) by Fred Pearce – an interview with Dr. Maathai
- A Conversation With Carol W. Greider On Winning a Nobel Prize in Science (2009) by Claudia Dreifus
- Women Atop Their Fields Dissect the Scientific Life (2011) – a transcript from a roundtable discussion between four successful women scientists
- Often Wrong, Never in Doubt (2012) by Marissa Fessenden — interview with Lia Merminga, director of TRIUMF National Laboratory
- Just Herself (2012) by Vijaysree Venkatraman — profile of Nergis Mavalvala, professor of physics at MIT
- ADVANCE at Univeristy of Michigan -ADVANCE is an NSF funding opportunity that supports the development of systemic approaches to increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many such approaches, funded through ADVANCE, include a mentoring or advising program. The University of Michigan’s ADVANCE Program has a great website with a number of resources for women in science
- Biggerbrains– a website that provides career development resources for early-career researchers, including a four part video about maintining a healthy work-life balance as a scientist.
- NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative -a collection of resources for supporting work-life balance
- Mums in Science – a group dedicated to supporting parents working in science with a number of resources including advice on becoming more effective (http://mumsinscience.net/NEW/2012/05/effective-2/) and managing pressure for work-life balance (http://mumsinscience.net/NEW/2012/04/managing-pressure-work-life-balance/).
UNC Campus Resources:
- Carolina Women’s Center – an organizations whose goal is to create an inclu-sive education and work environment where gender is not a barrier to success, difference and diversity are celebrated, and everyone is safe to live, learn, teach, and work without threat of harm or unequal treatment (http://womenscenter.unc.edu/resources/). The Carolina Women’s Center provides a number of online resources, including information on family advocacy and preg-nancy (http://womenscenter.unc.edu/our-work/gender-equity/family-advocacy/what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-unc/).
- UNC Wellness Center – offers a comprehensive selection of personalized, medically integrated health education and fitness to help educate partici-pants on a variety of medical, fitness and lifestyle enhancement topics (http://uncwellness.com/).
- UNC Human Resources Work-Life Programs – child care, elder care, flexible work arrangements, and more programs offered by UNC to promote health and wellness (http://hr.unc.edu/benefits/work-life-programs/).
- UNC-CH Student Parent Association (SPA) – an organization that provides re-sources, support, avenues for advocacy and social networking opportunities to all pregnant and parenting UNC students, postdoctoral fellows and medical resi-dents (http://uncstudentorgs.collegiatelink.net/organization/uncch-student-parent-association).
- University Career Services – Teaches networking basics, hosts networking events, and helps UNC students connect with alumnus (http://careers.unc.edu/, http://careers.unc.edu/resources/alumni-advisor-network.html).
- Bell Tower Toastmasters – Teaches effective public speaking and leadership (http://www.unc.edu/bellttmi/).
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) – Provides resources and opportunities to help foster success-ful research careers for postdocs (http://postdocs.unc.edu/ ). The Minority Postdoctoral Alliance, an initiative of the Office of Postdoctoral Affiairs (OPA), strives to provide a sense of community and support for racial and ethnic minority postdoctoral scholars at UNC-CH. It provides a platform for participants to connect with other postdocs, meet mentors, and use resources for maximizing career development available at UNC-CH. To be informed of upcoming MPA events, please join the MPA listserv by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Subscribe to MPA listserv.” For more resources, visit (http://www.minoritypostdoc.org/view/resources.html).
- Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) – The UNC Center for Faculty Excellence provides a variety of support services for current faculty members and graduate instructors in the areas of teaching, research, service, mentoring, and e-learning. For a complete description of CFE’s offerings go to (http://cfe.unc.edu/).
- Graduate Student Professional Development Resources (GSPDR) – Find events and courses designed to prepare graduate students for career success
- Learning Center – Offers academic counseling, coaching, and dissertation assistance for graduate students (http://learningcenter.unc.edu/).
*access to UNC Libraries required
A special thank you to Mary Zeller, Stephanie Kramer, Courtney Roberts, and Ginnie Hench for providing many of the resources listed.