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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce
 
 

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce, 1st Edition

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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce, 1st Edition,Donna Dean,Janet Koster,ISBN9780128002155
 
 
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Offers best practices and strategies to support and accommodate STEM work/life satisfaction

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Key Features

  • Distills and leverages best practices and internationally transportable policies to support and accommodate STEM work/life satisfaction
  • Serves as an action plan to help STEM employers, policy makers and academic institutions identify and create systemic change
  • Includes case studies and practical tools sections to highlight effective integration strategies
  • Addresses a variety of work/life challenges, including supporting travel for dual-career couples, making strategic choices around work/life issues, and overcoming implicit bias 

Description

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking.


Equitable Solutions for Retaining a  Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize.

Readership

Those pursuing or involved in a career in the STEM fields, including students, academics, and regulatory and industry professionals. Additional markets include policymakers, academic and professional women’s organizations, and those involved in professional development training.

Donna Dean

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Consultant, Leadership and Talent Development, WV, USA

Janet Koster

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director & CEO, Association for Women in Science, Alexandria, VA, USA

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce, 1st Edition

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART 1: Surveying the Landscape
Chapter I. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices
Chapter II.  Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide
PART 2: Award-Winning Solutions
Chapter III. Addressing Work/Life Issues
Chapter IV.  Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making
Chapter V. Childcare and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts
Chapter VI. Promoting Family-Friendly Policies
PART 3:  Advancing Comprehensive Solutions
Chapter VII. Mentoring and Networking Strategies
Chapter VIII. Addressing Implicit Bias and the Workplace
Chapter IX. Government Policy Implications for Family-Related Issues
Appendices
References

Quotes and reviews

"’Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce’ offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts.."--Goodreads.com, February 24, 2014
"Although work/life satisfaction is typically regarded as a women’s issue, ‘Equitable Solutions’…finds that it is an issue that crosses gender lines… the book was developed to provide both academic and private sector STEM work environments with the tools they need to retain their workforce, especially women."--Westcoast Women in Engineering Science, & Technology blog, February 14, 2014

 
 
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