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Women and the Challenge of STEM Professions

Thriving in a Chilly Climate

  • Expands on concerns raised by the #metoo and #timesup movements in the context of academia

  • Provides real-life narratives of women from diverse cultural backgrounds and gender identities

  • Recommends strategies to facilitate better working environments for women in STEM professions

Part of the book series: International and Cultural Psychology (ICUP)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Landscape for Women in the Sciences: Persistence Amidst Societal and Institutional Barriers

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 1-16
  3. Feminist Psychology and Sociocultural Precipitants to Women’s Leadership

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 17-39
  4. Organizational Culture and Climate: Historic Systemic Barriers for Women

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 41-61
  5. Qualitative Methodology: Thematic Analysis

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 63-68
  6. “Because You Can’t Do It on Your Own”: The Role of Support

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 69-75
  7. “Providing That Safe Place”: Attributes of an Unhealthy vs. Healthy Work Environment

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 77-81
  8. “Be Strong!” The Role of Self-Advocacy

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 83-86
  9. Navigating “Mars”: Resisting Structural Barriers in Academia

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 87-93
  10. Discussion of Findings

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 95-102
  11. Recommendations and Commitments for Retaining STEM Women in the Academy

    • Patricia Arredondo, Marie L. Miville, Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera
    Pages 103-114
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 115-120

About this book

Women and the Challenge of STEM Professions

 

“A comprehensive and detailed analysis of the landscape for women in STEM careers.  The best part, though, is that they also talk about best practices for women on how to thrive in those environments, to find support, how to self-advocate, and how to resist structural barriers.….  Recommendations for leaders in the academy to retain women in STEM departments are provided.   I most highly recommend it.  

 

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D, ABPP

Mary and Ted Kellner Endowed Chair of Educational Psychology

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor

 

This book is not just about women or for women!!! It’s about all of us and for all of us! Science is advanced to the benefit of everyone as a result of diverse perspectives and approaches to discovery that emanate though the lens of women of diverse ethnic and racial cultural traditions. (This is more than about social justice - it is a required attribute in the continuous quest for TRUTH!)


Orlando L. Taylor, PhD

Distinguished Senior Advisor to the President

Executive Director & Co-PI, Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Distinguished Fellow, Association of American Colleges & Universities 

Professor and Dean Emeritus, Howard University

Fielding Graduate University

 

This book centers on the voices of scientists, whose experiences as women of color in science fields lend a unique understanding of the enterprise of knowledge production. Their stories provide warmth and protection in an otherwise chilly climate for future generations of scientists.”

 

Melanie Domenech-Rodríguez, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology

Utah State University

 A thoughtful and refreshing view of the challenges for women leading in STEM, offering compassionate insight into the difficulty and opportunity for women to remain in STEM and to be appreciated for their work as scientists. With historical perspective as well as real-world examples, the work is a fantastic reference for women who are aspiring, training for and enduring leadership in STEM disciplines., (where women are not the dominant gender, and for men in STEM who are advocates and allies).

 

Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD

Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy


Keywords

  • Sexual harassment and assault
  • #metoo movement
  • #timesup movement
  • sexual harassment in academia
  • women in STEM
  • STEM
  • women's work equality
  • women in academia
  • feminism
  • exclusion in STEM
  • marginalization of women
  • sexual harassment
  • sexual assault
  • higher education employment
  • women in the workplace
  • National Academy of Sciences

Reviews

​Women and the Challenge of STEM Professions: Thriving in a Chilly Climate is a must have for women, particularly women of color, who are in –or considering a career in—the sciences. Arredondo, Miville, Capodilupo and Vera have put together a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the landscape for women in STEM careers. The best part, though, is that they also talk about best practices for women on how to thrive in those environments, including chapters on how to find support, how to self-advocate, how to resist structural barriers.  But, because they take a structural approach, they also end with recommendations for leaders in the academy to retain women in STEM departments. I most highly recommend it.   

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D, ABPP
Mary and Ted Kellner Endowed Chair of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor


This book is not just about women or for women!!! It’s about all of us and for all of us! Science is advanced to the benefit of everyone as a result of diverse perspectives and approaches to discovery that emanate though the lens of women of diverse ethnic and racial cultural traditions. This is more than about social justice - it is a required attribute in the continuous quest for TRUTH!

Orlando L. Taylor, PhD
Distinguished Senior Advisor to the President
Executive Director & Co-PI, Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership
Fielding Graduate University


Many women of color have been in the trenches for decades in the movement toward greater representation and inclusion in the sciences. They have managed uncharted terrains without guides (e.g., colleagues), maps (e.g., frameworks, guidelines), or even adequate gear (e.g., words, concepts, and constructs). Their persistence uncovered valuable insights into how to find and build spaces to thrive. This book centers the voices of scientists, whose experiences as women of color in science fields lends a unique understanding of the enterprise of knowledge production. Their stories provide warmth and protection in an otherwise chilly climate for future generations of scientists.
 
Melanie Domenech-Rodríguez, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Utah State University


Women and the Challenge of STEM Professions provides a thoughtful and refreshing view of the challenges for women leading in STEM. It offers compassionate insight into the difficulty and opportunity for women to remain in STEM and to be appreciated for their work as scientists. With historical perspective as well as real-world examples, the work is a fantastic reference for women who are aspiring, training for and enduring leadership in STEM disciplines, where women are not the dominant gender, and for men in STEM who are advocates and allies.

Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD
Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arredondo Advisory Group, Phoenix, USA

    Patricia Arredondo

  • Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Marie L. Miville

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Christina M. Capodilupo, Tatiana Vera

About the authors

Dr. Patricia Arredondo has dedicated her career to advancing multicultural competency development and social justice principles in organizations. Author/co-author of seven books and more than 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and training videos, she has presented her work in China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Qatar, South Africa, and other countries. She is co-author of major multicultural counseling documents (Sue, Arredondo & McDavis, 1992; Arredondo, et al., 1996). Her books include Successful Diversity Management Initiatives, Counseling Latinas/os  (co-authored), and her newest book Latinx Immigrants: Transcending Acculturation and Xenophobia (2018.).  Her current research addresses gender-racial microaggressions in the workplace and Latina leadership competencies in higher education administration.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Arredondo held senior leadership roles in higher education. She was president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee UWM), and Senior Vice President for Institutional Initiatives, Arizona State University (ASU). She was also a full professor with ASU and UWM. For four years, she was Co-PI for an NSF-funded academic leadership program for women of color in STEM at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges with Fielding University.

Current servant leadership includes being a board member with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, DiversityMBA, the Marie Fielder Social Justice Center, and the Latina Researchers Network. Dr. Arredondo is a Fellow of ACA and APA and was designated a Living Legend by ACA for her scholarship in multicultural competency development. For her leadership and scholarship in psychology, she was recognized as a Changemaker: Top 25 Psychologists of Color by the American Psychological Association in 2018.  Dr. Arredondo is the recipient of many awards for her servant leadership as a social justice and inclusive diversity advocate. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Anthony J. Marsella Social Justice award from Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Additionally, she received the Leader of Color Award from Chicago-United in 2016, Hispanic Executive Award in 2014, and an honorary degree from the University of San Diego.

Currently, Dr. Arredondo is president of the Arredondo Advisory Group and Faculty Fellow with Fielding Graduate University. She is also on the faculty of the New Leadership Academy hosted by the University of Michigan. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology is from Boston University. She is a licensed psychologist and National Certified Counselor. Dr. Arredondo is of Mexican American heritage, originally from Lorain, Ohio.

 

Marie Miville, PhD is a full professor with Columbia University. She is the author of two books and over 65 journal articles and book chapters dealing with multicultural issues in counseling and psychology. Dr. Miville is Associate Editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and is serving or has served on several other editorial boards. Dr. Miville is the Past-President of the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA), the Book Series Editor for APA Division 44, and previously served as Vice President for Education and Training for the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 (2013-2016). She is an APA Fellow Division 17 & 45.

 

Christina Capodilupo, PhD earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College. She is an adjunct professor in New York City institutions and in private practice. Her areas of specialization include cultural competency development and microaggressions across gender and racial identities. She has several highly used journal articles and book chapter on microaggressions.   

Tatiana Vera , B.A., is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She has a B.A. degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish literature and cultures from Barnard College and was an Athena Leadership Scholar/Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Scholar.

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Buying options

eBook USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-62203-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)