“For years I’d wondered what was wrong with me. Since I decided that I would work only during school hours while the kids were young, was I not a dedicated scientist?” -Emily Monosson
As increasing numbers of women pursue research careers in the sciences, many who have children discover the challenges of balancing a professional life with the demands of motherhood. Although this issue affects the careers of women scientists, it is rarely discussed as a professional concern. Emily Monosson, an independent toxicologist, has assembled a group of 34 women scientists from overlapping generations and across disciplines to share their experiences.
Find the book, Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, on the New Book Shelf this week and thereafter on the 4th floor, call number HQ 759.48 M918 2008.