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Title Women of color in STEM : navigating the workforce / edited by Julia Ballenger, Barbara Polnick, Beverly Irby.

Publication Info. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Incorporated, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (208 pages).
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Series Research on women and education
Research on women and education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I. Women of color in STEM : resilience and opportunity. What Plato took for granted : an examination of the first five African female mathematicians and what that says about resistance to the western epistemological canon / Nicole M. Joseph -- Women of color in the STEM academic workplace / Lindsay Johnson, Kecia M. Thomas, and Lindsay Brown -- Breaking barriers : inspiring stories about NASA women of color / Lisa Brown, Andrea Foster, and Barbara Polnick -- Mathematics literacy, identity resilience, and opportunity sixty years since Brown volume Board : counternarratives of a five-generation family / Jacqueline Leonard, Erica N. Walker, and Nicole M. Joseph -- Part II. Women of color in STEM : stories of struggles and success. The fulfillment of a mother's dream : an African woman's story of struggle and success in science / Cailisha L. Petty and Catherin Dinitra White -- Navigating the STEM landscape : examining the role of spatial reasoning for women of color / Samina Hadi-Tabassum -- Diversity in STEM? : challenges influencing the experiences of African American female engineers / Delores Rice -- Present but not accounted for : examining how intersectional identities create a double bind for and affect leadership of women of color in educational settings / Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Danielle D. Dickens, Gabe H. Miller, and Carla A. Zimmerman.
Summary "Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Workforce is an opportunity for making public the life stories of women of color who have persevered in STEM workplace settings. The authors used various critical theories to situate and make visible the lives of women of color in such disciplines and workplace contexts like mathematics, science, engineering, NASA, academia, government agencies, and others. They skillfully centered women and their experiences at the intersection of their identity dimensions of race, class, gender, and their respective discipline. While the disciplines and career contexts vary, the oppression, alienation, and social inequities were common realities for all. Despite the challenges, the women were resilient and persevered with tenacity, a strong sense of self as a person of color, and reliance on family, community, mentors, and spirituality. While we celebrated the successes, it is critical that organizational leaders, whether in education or other workplace settings, draw from narratives and counter-narratives of these women to improve the organizational climate where individuals can thrive, despite their racial, class and gender identity. This book will assist educational communities, professional communities, and families to understand their roles and responsibilities in increasing the number of women of color in STEM"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Women in science.
Women in the professions.
African American women in the professions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Women in the professions. (OCoLC)fst01178044
African American women in the professions. (OCoLC)fst00799501
Women in science. (OCoLC)fst01177977
Added Author Ballenger, Julia, 1949- editor.
Polnick, Barbara, editor.
Irby, Beverly J., editor.
Added Title Women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Other Form: Print version: Women of color in STEM. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2017] 9781681237060 (OCoLC)972480377
ISBN 9781681237084 (electronic book)
1681237083 (electronic book)
9781681237077 (hardcover)
1681237075 (hardcover)
9781681237060 (paperback)
1681237067 (paperback)
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