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Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor, 2nd Edition

Peggy A. Pritchard and Christine Grant, Eds., Academic Press, San Diego, CA, $44.95, 518 pages, July 2015, ISBN: 978-0-12397-1-814


This comprehensive guide compiles career advice, mentoring support, and professional development strategies for women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Stories and vignettes aim to help women pursuing or working in STEM careers develop the necessary professional and personal skills to overcome obstacles to advancement. The book focuses on international relevance to keep up with businesses that are becoming more global. It is integrated with a companion website that includes annotated links, a list of print and electronic resources, self-directed learning resources, and frequently asked questions.

The second edition contains new chapters on leadership, negotiation, career management, networking, social media, communication skills, and more. It preserves the style and tone of the first edition by engaging mentors, trainees, and young professionals in a series of conversations about important career topics, such as leadership, time stress, negotiation, networking, and social media, and then expanding on those topics...

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