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Handouts from Career Development Lunch at PI Retreat

Promoting Your Career
Prioritizing/Time Management
Managing Up
Managing Staff
Effective Mentoring and Coaching

Table Summaries and Feedback from Jan 2009 PI retreat

Selected Articles

for a sample of the many references on gender bias and women’s recruitment, retention, reentry, and advancement in research careers visit:

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Women make solid gains in federal workforce

Women in the Federal Government: AMBITIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS REPORT

Women in Research

The gender imbalance

Family choices challenge careers for women scientists

Choices -not discrimination -determine success for women scientists, Cornell researchers say

A Toolkit for Women Seeking a Raise

The Gender Gap in NIH Grant Applications

Stopping the Exodus of Women in Science

Looking for a Few Good Women?

Why do so few women speak at science meetings?

Biotech's gender gap

Women in Biomedical Research:Best Practices for Sustaining Career Success
Meeting Proceedings, March 4, 2008, NIH

Women in cell biology: getting to the top

Centered leadership: How talented women thrive

Women in The Labyrinth of Leadership

Mentoring Magic

Young Women in Science booklet
New for 2009, Science/AAAS in collaboration with the L'Oréal Corporate Foundation is proud to bring you this Young Women in Science booklet. Following on from last year's very successful Women in Science booklet, this year we bring you more exciting and inspirational stories. These new profiles, from interviews with young women at the start of their science careers, tell their stories of passion and persistence--what drives and excites them about their work in the sciences. We hope that young girls (and boys)-as well as their educators-will find fun and inspiration in these pages and learn a little about what life as a scientist is all about.

Recommended Books

How to Say It For Women: Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success by Phyllis Mindell

Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

Institutions Don't Love You Back - And other maxims for navigating organizations by Joe Simone

Creating Women's Networks: A how to guide for women and companies

Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramon y Cajal

First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Stephen R. Covey

Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research by Alice Sapienza

The Manager's Coaching Handbook-A practical guide to improving employee performance by David Cottrell and Mark Layton

Fish-A remarkable way to boost morale and improve results by Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen

Bringing Out the Best in People-How to apply the astonishing power of positive reinforcement by Aubrey Daniels

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships by Lois Zachary

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Who Moved My Cheese? An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life by Spencer Johnson

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