The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science

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Joseph Henry Press, 2000 - Science - 254 pages
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Although much has been written about barriers to women in science, very little work celebrates the wisdom and insights of the women who have risen to the top of their chosen scientific profession. Here are the personal stories of women scientists who have achieved the honor of election to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. From their passionate love of research to their struggle to balance the demands of home and career, these intimate portraits offer widely different insights about how being female has affected their careers.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1 INTRODUCTION
2 A FIRMAMENT OF STARS
3 NEW OPPORTUNITIES TRADITIONAL EXPECTATIONS
4 FINDING A NICHE
5 FIERCELY INDEPENDENT
6 CAUGHT IN A TIDAL WAVE OF CHANGE
8 SHARED EXPERIENCES AND CONCERNS
9 BALANCING CAREER AND FAMILY
10 RIGHTING THE BALANCE
11 CONCLUSION
NOTES
APPENDIXES
INDEX
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Wasserman earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Harvard University. She has experience in science, law and university administration.

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