This new book from the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) addresses work/life integration and satisfaction issues faced by those in STEM careers.
Although work/life satisfaction is typically regarded as a women’s issue, “Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices,” finds that it is an issue that crosses gender lines.
Co-authored by Donna Joyce Dean, Ph.D., an expert on scientific and technical workforce issues, and Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director of AWIS, 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.
Key features of this book are that it:
- 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
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