Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
Rosenfeld Hall, Rm 101
109 Grove Street (enter on Temple St)
The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club, uncovers the social, educational, and work-place obstacles that stand between women and careers in the sciences. Based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, The Only Woman in the Room is a bracingly honest, no-holds-barred examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women—and minorities—in the STEM fields. The Only Woman in the Room shows us the struggles women in the sciences have been hesitant to admit, and provides hope for changing attitudes and behaviors in ways that could bring far more women into fields in which even today they remain seriously underrepresented.
Co-sponsored by WFF and WISAY