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The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change

Nada Anid and Laurie Cantileno, Monique J. Morrow and Rahilla Zafar, Eds., Rivers Publishers, Gistrup, Denmark, $29.95, 350 pages, Sept. 2016, ISBN: 978-8-793-37968-8


Gender equality and female participation in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is critical to both developing and developed economies. And although we have made progress toward more gender equality, a gap in participation and promotions to leadership positions remains throughout the world.

Nevertheless, women in STEM are making historic contributions in their fields. This book looks at the lives of some current female leaders in STEM to illustrate the benefits of gender equality. You will learn about Michelle Lee, the first female Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Shiza Shahid, social entrepreneur, investor, and the cofounder of the Malala Fund; and many more successful women. It also highlights some of the programs that have helped these leaders and others like them.

The book is divided into six parts: millennial...

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