We live in a decade of change, complexity, and turmoil introduced by many factors and conditions that were not anticipated even a year ago. Although our focus has been on omen scientists’ experiences, there are other implications from our review of the literature. We have also discussed historical, political, and cultural conditions and contexts that continue to influence the careers of STEM academic women. We noted the current realities of COVID-19, the racial reckoning underway in the USA, and the #metoomovement. In this final chapter, we offer recommendations to university administrators to address departmental culture and policy changes related to promotion and tenure and work-life balance. Participants also provided recommendations for graduate students, women faculty, and administrators. At the top of their list were mentorship and the use of networks. Since this book is written from feminist perspectives and grounded in the psychology of women, we offer specific messages for psychologist educators and practitioners.
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Arredondo, P., Miville, M.L., Capodilupo, C.M., Vera, T. (2022). Recommendations and Commitments for Retaining STEM Women in the Academy. In: Women and the Challenge of STEM Professions. International and Cultural Psychology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62201-5_10
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