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Women of Color in STEM

Women of Color in STEM

Navigating the Workforce

by Barbara PolnickJulia Ballenger and Beverly Irby
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/11/2016
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Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Workforce is an opportunity for making public the life stories of women of color who have persevered in STEM workplace settings. The authors used various critical theories to situate and make visible the lives of women of color in such disciplines and workplace contexts like mathematics, science, engineering, NASA, academia, government agencies, and others. They skillfully centered women and their experiences at the intersection of their identity dimensions of race, class, gender, and their respective discipline.

While the disciplines and career contexts vary, the oppression, alienation, and social inequities were common realities for all. Despite the challenges, the women were resilient and persevered with tenacity, a strong sense of self as a person of color, and reliance on family, community, mentors, and spirituality. While we celebrated the successes, it is critical that organizational leaders, whether in education or other workplace settings, draw from narratives and counter?narratives of these women to improve the organizational climate where individuals can thrive, despite their racial, class and gender identity. This book will assist educational communities, professional communities, and families to understand their roles and responsibilities in increasing the number of women of color in STEM.
ISBN:
9781681237060
9781681237060
Category:
Gender studies: women
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-11-2016
Publisher:
Information Age Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
235x156mm

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