Mothers who are chemists in American academe: resources to support academic parents in chemistry

Woznack, K. A. (2015). Mothers who are chemists in American academe: resources to support academic parents in chemistry. Jobs, Collaborations, and Women Leaders in the Global Chemistry Enterprise. H. N. Cheng, M. L. Wu and B. D. Miller. 1195: 35-45.

In this chapter, the author investigates the unique challenges and rewards available to chemists in academia. The author considers individuals who identify as professors, chemists, women, or parents, and the different roles that exist at the intersections of these identifiers. While there may be some unique challenges for each group, there is also substantial overlap in experiences of related individuals. The author then places a particular emphasis on women's experiences in chemistry, especially in academia. She discusses the challenges and opportunities of these various individuals, and provides comments and suggestions from the literature for those seeking to learn more about them. She also provides information on resources available and considers proposed solutions to the individuals in several categories who face particular challenges. The article is amply referenced with books and publications from the literature.

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