Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

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About the Author
Lisa M. P. Munoz is a science writer and the founder and president of SciComm Services, a science communications consulting firm. A former journalist and press officer, she has more than twenty years of experience crafting science content for scientists and the public alike. Munoz holds an engineering degree from Cornell University.
This book is an exhilarating antitoxin to the tragic, long-term exclusion of women from science. Munoz presents the data and gives us the voices and personal stories of those who inhabit this only recently liberated realm. It makes you feel what a tragic squandering of talent these last couple of millennia have been--and joy that it finally seems to be ending.--Ann Druyan, cocreator, Contact, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer/producer/director, Cosmos
In her book Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity, Lisa M.P. Munoz provides us with a call to and directions for action by intertwining stories of women in science with the research that informs the transformations needed to support equity and excellence in science. The book is inspiring and informative, summarizing much of the extant research that suggests pathways to change in key areas such as by fixing representation, mentoring, signaling, and the science itself. Her callout for systemic change is welcome, even as she has explored research findings related to various components of the system. Munoz has provided an extensive bibliography and references that will be especially valuable for those who wish to dive more deeply into this topic. But it is the stories that propel us forward, including those of us who have confronted and continue to weather the storm of being the only or one of the few, those of us who daily advocate for the diverse perspectives that women and those with other intersecting identities bring to science.--Shirley Malcom, Senior Advisor and Director of SEA Change, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Women in Science Now manages to be both rigorous and intimate. Munoz flawlessly combines first-person accounts of scientists with empirical research to illuminate the problem of representation in science and offer multi-tiered solutions. The result is an invaluable resource that I will refer to often as a mentor, administrator, and a woman in science myself.--Vanessa Bohns, Department Chair and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Cornell University, and author of You Have More Influence Than You Think
It's never been easy to be a woman in science, smashing stereotypes and balancing family and laboratory. But it's especially frustrating that so many obstacles and biases still stand in the 2020s. Women In Science Now maps the problems, and roads to success. I wish Lisa Munoz's book had been available when I was starting out.--Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and author of Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Women in Science Now touched my soul and deepened my toolkit. Surprisingly personal while deeply evidence-based, this book belongs on the shelf of every person in the sciences.--Dolly Chugh, author of The Person You Mean to Be and A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change, and Jacob. B. Melnick Term Professor, NYU Stern School of Business,
Think you know what it's like to be a woman in science? Lisa M. P. Munoz's Women in Science Now brings the scientific method to the role of misogyny in STEM, and the results will make you reconsider your assumptions about science. Munoz lays bare the reality of systemic bias and makes a rousing call to arms for changing the culture of science.--Jay Van Bavel, coauthor of The Power of Us