Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking.
Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize.
- Distills and leverages best practices and internationally transportable policies to support and accommodate STEM work/life satisfaction
- Serves as an action plan to help STEM employers, policy makers and academic institutions identify and create systemic change
- Includes case studies and practical tools sections to highlight effective integration strategies
- Addresses a variety of work/life challenges, including supporting travel for dual-career couples, making strategic choices around work/life issues, and overcoming implicit bias
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PART 1: Surveying the Landscape
Chapter I. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices
Chapter II. Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide
PART 2: Award-Winning Solutions
Chapter III. Addressing Work/Life Issues
Chapter IV. Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making
Chapter V. Childcare and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts
Chapter VI. Promoting Family-Friendly Policies
PART 3: Advancing Comprehensive Solutions
Chapter VII. Mentoring and Networking Strategies
Chapter VIII. Addressing Implicit Bias and the Workplace
Chapter IX. Government Policy Implications for Family-Related Issues