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Beating the Odds: Winning Strategies of Women in STEM

Aiming to inspire and empower, Beating the Odds highlights real-life success stories of technical women who made it. This book explores critical turning points that make or break careers and provides tools for putting insight into action — both for women and organizations supporting them.

Beating the Odds shares the challenges and triumphs of women in STEM and the often frustrating barriers they face in the workplace. Barriers that those of us — women and men — who support their advancement are all too familiar with. These are the experiences, in their own words, of female engineers and scientists who beat the odds to advance to director, vice president, or C-level engineering, technical, and scientific positions. Beating the Odds puts you in the shoes of women who have risen to success in the STEM field. And, it shares strategies we’ve found to help technical women overcome these barriers, beat the odds, and find personal and professional success.

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Product Specifications:

  • Publisher: CCL Press
  • Stock Number (Print): 001009
  • Stock Number (eBook): 001009E
  • ISBN Number (Print): 978-1-60491-984-4
  • ISBN Number (eBook): 978-1-60491-986-8
  • Author: Patty Rowland Burke, Kelly Simmons
  • Copyright: ©2020
  • Number of Pages: 148 Pages

Available from CCL Press in both print and Adobe Digital Edition eBook formats.


Beating the Odds: Winning Strategies of Women in STEM, CCL Press, 2020
Preface and Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Geek Girls: Follow Your Calling 7
What Glass Ceiling? 27
Crashing the Good Old Boys' Party 45
Bringing a Business Perspective 67
The Buddy System: Allies and Mentors 85
Generation Next 103
References 119
About the Authors 127
About CCL Women's Leadership 129
About CCL 133

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