Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors

Book description

Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success provides stories behind the many paths to professorship taken by these featured women. It includes information on their diverse life stories and how they navigated the beginning, middle stages, and other parts of their careers, including unexpected paths, support and how they got hooked by science/their field. In addition, they discuss why they chose this career, the obstacles they encountered, and how they found a way forward. Each interview encapsulates the advice and practical solutions they give.

  • Features interviews with a diverse group of females in faculty and leadership positions, and from a broad range of STEM disciplines
  • Includes coverage of the tenure-track process, integration into the academic community, challenges at leadership level, and advantages of corporate governance
  • Focuses on strong, actionable solutions for overcoming career obstacles

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of participants
  6. About the author
  7. Foreword
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
    1. Origins and influences
    2. How the methodology evolved
    3. The professors who contributed
  10. I. Twenty-three conversations with
    1. Abstract
    2. Prof. Natalie Banerji (Austrian)
    3. Prof. Eleni Chatzi (Greek)
    4. Prof. Emanuela Del Gado (Italian)
    5. Prof. Rachel Grange (Swiss)
    6. Prof. Stefanie Hellweg (German)
    7. Prof. Ursula Keller (Swiss)
    8. Prof. Salomé LeibundGut-Landmann (Swiss)
    9. Prof. Ulrike Lohmann (German)
    10. Prof. Marloes Maathuis (Dutch)
    11. Prof. Isabelle Mansuy (French)
    12. Prof. Paola Picotti (Italian)
    13. Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger (Swiss)
    14. Prof. Clara Saraceno (Argentinian, American, Italian)
    15. Prof. Maria Schönbächler (Swiss)
    16. Prof. Olga Sorkine-Hornung (Israeli)
    17. Prof. Nicola Spaldin (British)
    18. Prof. Elsbeth Stern (German)
    19. Prof. Shana Sturla (American)
    20. Prof. Effy Vayena (Greek/Swiss)
    21. Prof. Brigitte von Rechenberg (Swiss)
    22. Prof. Katharina von Salis, Retired (Swiss)
    23. Prof. Sabine Werner (German)
    24. Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong (American)
  11. II. Outcomes and lessons from the conversations
    1. Abstract
    2. A professorial career
    3. Specific challenges identified in an academic career
    4. Specific issues for women in the academic environment
    5. Recommendations to aspiring professors from these conversations
  12. Conclusion
  13. Appendix 1. A list of general questions and topics adapted for individual interviews
  14. Glossary of terms
  15. Bibliography
    1. Women and gender equality
    2. Writing about women academics
    3. Women’s lives
    4. Academic research on narrating a career
  16. Index

Product information

  • Title: Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors
  • Author(s): Anna Garry
  • Release date: May 2019
  • Publisher(s): Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780128125502