What is the value of women in STEM careers or in businesses with tech departments?
Author Melanie Polkosky, Ph. D, join us to discuss her new book, Uncovering Truffles: The Scarcity and Value of Women in STEM.
The research says female students and professionals in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – are angry, frustrated and discouraged. No one knows these swirling emotions better than engineering psychologist Dr. Melanie Polkosky, who worked for over a decade in the STEM field where women are most underrepresented.
Why Do Girls Avoid STEM Careers?
In Uncovering Truffles, Polkosky examines the underlying reasons girls shy away from math and science and over half of female professionals leave their careers before the age of 40. Following a review of cutting-edge cognitive-neuroscience research and mythological perspectives on femininity, Polkosky offers twenty practical lessons to uncover the priceless value of women who integrate their masculine and feminine aspects, along with a hopeful vision for the future of inclusive work.
Uncovering Truffles combines searing memoir with tools and inspiration that encourage women to design engaging and meaningful careers, increase gender diversity and establish supportive, healthy workplaces. Written with wisdom and startling honesty, Polkosky offers a clarion call to action for any forward-thinking individual who believes STEM, and business, in general, can be a mechanism for serving humanity’s greater good.
To learn more about Melanie Polkosky, Ph.D., visit her website.
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