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Author Garry, Anna M., author.

Title Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors : the Many Routes to Career Success / Anna M. Garry ; foreword by Ursula Keller. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Publication Info. London : Academic Press, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success provides stories behind the many paths to professorship taken by these featured women. It includes information on their diverse life stories and how they navigated the beginning, middle stages, and other parts of their careers, including unexpected paths, support and how they got hooked by science - their field. In addition, they discuss why they chose this career, the obstacles they encountered, and how they found a way forward. Each interview encapsulates the advice and practical solutions they give. Features interviews with a diverse group of females in faculty and leadership positions, and from a broad range of STEM discipline. sIncludes coverage of the tenure-track process, integration into the academic community, challenges at leadership level, and advantages of corporate governance. Focuses on strong, actionable solutions for overcoming career obstacles.
Contents Front Cover; Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors; Copyright Page; Contents; List of participants; About the author; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Origins and influences; How the methodology evolved; The professors who contributed; I Twenty-three conversations with; Prof. Natalie Banerji (Austrian); Biography; Research area; Honors and awards; Conversation with Natalie Banerji, October 24, 2018; Were you interested in studying chemistry from an early age?; How did you cope with this sudden change of direction?
You studied chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Geneva. How was that experience?Your next steps were now clear. How did you experience your PhD period?; You went next to the United States as a postdoc, had you committed to academia at this point?; What was it about the United States experience that crystalized your choices?; How did you make the move back to Switzerland?; You established your group in the lab space of Jacques Moser?; Did you now have plans for your future?
This means that within 4 years of your return from the United States you had achieved everything you wanted. How would you ... You are now a full professor at the University of Bern. How did this come about?; How would you summarize the positive experiences in your career to this point?; What would you identify as the challenges?; What were the factors that supported your career?; What advice would you give to younger people interested in an academic career?; Any final thoughts on your influences?; Prof. Eleni Chatzi (Greek); Biography; Research area; Selected awards and honors
Conversation with Eleni Chatzi, October 23, 2018Where did you begin your journey to becoming a civil engineer?; What drove you to move in an academic direction rather than to industry?; Had you already envisioned that you would become an academic?; You became an assistant professor (AP) straight after your PhD. What made you take, and achieve, this step immediately?; What happened once you joined ETH Zürich in 2010 as an assistant professor?; Everything happened very swiftly in your career. Did this have an impact on you?; What did you learn from this experience?
What would you say is central to your experience of being a professor?What factors had a positive impact on your career?; Did you have any identifiable challenges?; What advice would you give to young women aspiring to academia?; Prof. Emanuela Del Gado (Italian); Biography; Research; Awards and honors; Conversation with Emanuela Del Gado, June 30, 2015; When did your interest in physics begin?; What made you continue to a doctorate?; What were the next steps in your career?; Your next step was to go to ETH Zürich as a postdoc?
Subject Women college teachers.
Prediction of teacher success.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Prediction of teacher success. (OCoLC)fst01075036
Women college teachers. (OCoLC)fst01177488
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Keller, Ursula.
ISBN 9780128125502 (electronic bk.)
0128125500 (electronic bk.)
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