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Retention & Career Advancement

Retention & Career Advancement

The attrition of women at all stages of scientific careers has been called a "leaky pipeline." These resources address critical issues to staunch the leaks. Please note: information presented here is not necessarily endorsed by, nor does it represent the views of, the NIH.

  • Tools for Change: Boosting the Retention of Women in the STEM Pipeline
    Tools for Change in STEM developed facilitator's toolkit aimed to foster discussions and new initiatives (registration required).

  • AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science
    This toolkit provides practical guidance on leveraging one's career in academic medicine, as well as strategies for advancing women in medicine.

  • University of Minnesota: Changing the Culture for Women in Higher Education
    The University of Minnesota published a guide that brings together the most recent research and provides ideas and resources to promote equity for women in higher education.

  • Retaining Women in STEM Careers
    A special report from the National Science Foundation includes ideas to improve retention and advancement of women in STEM fields at the graduate student level.

  • Why So Few? American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2013 Report
    This study is aimed at understanding stereotypes and biases towards women and girls in STEM and offers recommendations for supporting girls and women in pursuing careers in STEM.

  • Research-Informed Practices for Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Classrooms: Strategies for Educators to Close the Gender Gap
    A paper with strategies to close the gender gap in STEM was published following the American Society for Engineering Education annual conference in 2013. The paper summarizes 7 strategies that can be implemented to make STEM classrooms more inclusive.

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This page last updated: August 9, 2018

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