Books and Periodicals


Babcock L., Laschever S. Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. Princeton: Princeton University Press; 2003. A critical look at the barriers holding women back and the social forces constraining them.

Zappert L. Getting it Right: How Working Mothers Successfully Take Up the Challenge of Life, Family, and Career. New York: Atria; 2001. Barbara Palmer writes about the book and it's author in the April 25, 2001 Stanford Report.

Rimm SB. How Jane Won: 55 Successful Women Share How They Grew from Ordinary Girls to Extraordinary Women. New York: Crown; 2001.

Ann VE., Ptacek G. Patently Female: From AZT to TV dinners, stories of women inventors and their breakthrough ideas. Indianapolis: Wiley; 2001.

Blair G. Starting to Manage: The Essential Skills. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers; 1996.

Wasserman E. The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press; 2000.

Wosk J. Women and the Machine: Representations From the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2002.

Valian V. Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women. Boston: MIT Press; 1999

Periodical Articles, Monographs, etc

Lisa Belkin, "The Opt-Out Revolution," New York Times Magazine, October 26, 2003, (accessed May 9, 2005). The article discusses why some highly educated and accomplished young women are choosing family over work.

Lynne Richardson, M.D., "Conflict Management," American Society of Cell Biology Newsletter, October 2003,, (accessed May 9, 2005).

Frank Solomon, Ph.D., "Study Section Service: An Introduction," American Society of Cell Biology Newsletter, April 15, 2004,, (accessed May 9, 2005). The highly informative column by Frank Soloman, Ph.D., MIT, in the April 2003 ASCB newsletter. "More informative than anything the NIH gives out", said an anonymous NIH official.

Katheryn Brown, "Accomplished Women," Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin, June 2002,, (accessed May 9, 2005). Features articles about women HHMI investigators climbing the scientific ladder. Also note the article about the science slumber party for 5th and 6th grade girls, an HHMI-fund program from the Univ. of Nebraska.

Shirley Tilghman - American Society for Cell Biology profiles this accomplished molecular biologist who now is Princeton University's President.

Irion, Robert. "The Bright Face Behind the Dark Sides of Galaxies." Science,February 2002, 960-961, A profile of Vera Rubin.

Mary Thom, "BALANCING THE EQUATION: Where Are Women & Girls in Science, Engineering & Technology?," National Council for Research on Women, 2000,

Karen W. Arenson, "A Biologist's Choice Gives Priority to Students," New York Times, May 29, 2001, (accessed May 9, 2005).

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