Sunday, March 8, 2009

Women Scientists: Life in the Trenches

Another article on the AAAS Careers website is found here.

This article suggests that the biggest factors in academic success are "driving ambition and incredible efficiency". The author goes on to describe many female scientists as being tired of "handwringing" and wanting to instead focus on solutions. There is also a good discussion of mentors.

It's important to be aware of obstacles, both obvious and subtle, in order to succeed. This does not mean being paranoid, but simply cognizant of things (and people) that might lead to discouragement and early burn-out.

As moderator of this blog, I hope to focus attention on solutions and to provide guidance to the next generation of female wetland scientists and managers.

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