Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out

This book documents the unique difficulties mothers face in the competitive field of science and gives hope and inspiration to women who wish to successfully combine their family goals with their career goals.

As increasing numbers of these women pursue research careers in science, many who choose to have children discover the unique difficulties of balancing a professional life in these highly competitive (and often male-dominated) fields with the demands of motherhood. Although this issue directly affects the career advancement of women scientists, it is rarely discussed as a professional concern, leaving individuals to face the dilemma on their own.

The book has also been turned into a project that hopes to bring awareness to the need for change in the STEM fields. You can find the website linked to the project here.


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