MPOWIR Library



Qualities of a Good Mentor, 2008. E. Kappel, Oceanography, 21:1. [link]

Balancing work and life

Balancing faculty careers and family work, 2004. Acadame, 90:6.  [link]

Gender bias

Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences, 2010.  T. Lewin, New York Times, 22 March A14.  [link]

Exploring the color of glass: letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty, 2003. F. Trix and C. Psenka, Discourse and Society, 14, 191-220.  [link]

Too Nice to Land a Job, 2010. S. Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, November 11, letters.  [link]

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies [link]

Advice and strategies

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 1: Publication, Citation, and Impact, 2007. S. Pfirman, P. Balsam, R.E. Bell, J.D. Laird, P. Culligan, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.a070015.  [link]

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 2: Collaboration and Networking, 2008. S. Pfirman, P. Balsam, R.E. Bell, P. Culligan and J.D. Laird, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.a0800016.  [link]

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 3: Developing a Research Plan, 2008. S. Pfirman, R.E. Bell, P.J. Culligan, P. Balsam and J.D. Laird, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.a0800148.  [link]

No, You’re Not an Impostor, 2008. L. Laursen, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.a0800025.  [link]

Top 10 Tips for Academic Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, 2005. J. Handelsman, J. Sheridan, E. Fine, and M. Carnes, Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute. [link]

Women in Science Career Booklet.  [link]

Gender Imbalance and Underrepresentation

Gender Imbalance in US Geoscience Academia, 2008. M.A. Holmes, S. O’Connell, C. Frey and L. Ongley. Nature, Vol.1. [link]

More Women in Science, 2008. J. Handelsman, N. Cantor, M. Carnes, D. Denton, E Fine, B. Grosz, V. Hinshaw, C. Marrett, S. Rosser, D. Shalala, J. Sheridan, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1113252. [link]

Understanding current causes of women’s underrepresentation in science, 2011. S. Ceci and W. Williams, PNAS, DOI:1014871108v1-201014871.  [link]

Male Ally advice

Don’t be that dude: handy tips for the male academic” from Tenure she wrote: [link]

How to be a Male Ally to Women in STEM – Dr. Christopher Kilmartin: [link]


How to stop the sexual harassment of women in science: reboot the system, 2016. Z. Zevallos, [link]

Steps to Building a No-Tolerance Culture for Sexual Harassment, 2016. E. Marín-Spiotta, B. Schneider, and M.A. Holmes, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO044859. [link]

NASA Administrator Communicates Harassment Policies to Grantees, 2016. D.Weaver, Press release 01/15/2016.  [link]

Sexual harassment must not be kept under wraps, 2016. The author is a researcher at a major university. Nature, 529, 257, doi:10.1038/529257a [link]

Harassment victims deserve better, 2016. Nature, 529, 255, doi:10.1038/529255a [link]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will not tolerate harassment at grantee institutions, 2016.Press Statement 16-002.  [link]

Sexual Harassment and Scientific Community, 2016. M. Leinen. [link]


The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies by Scott E. Page, Princeton University Press, 2007. [link]

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out edited by Emily Monosson, Cornell University Press, 2008. [link]

Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women, by Virginia Valian, MIT Press, 1998.


The 2004 National Science Foundation report on Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, is available at:


Women in Science from the 9/26/2005 edition of Science Friday on National Public Radio:

TED talk with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looking at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

How to be a Male Ally to Women in STEM – Dr. Christopher Kilmartin: