7 Inspiring Books For Women In Science

See how others do it, step out, and do it yourself.

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It’s a strange world for women in science. It seems there remains a historical hangover from the Victorians making it difficult for women to head into STEM subjects.

Hear about those pioneers who have gone through it all before you, learn new skills and become captivated with the force of progress with these top books for women in science.

#1 Health Tips, Myths And Tricks: A Physician’s Advice

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Advice on matters of health often comes from companies that sell products on TV, or from individuals who promote drugs and treatments stemming from self-serving agendas. Information obtained this way is often faulty, unbalanced, and, sadly, blatantly fraudulent. Unfortunately, surrounded by all this noise, mainstream physicians are seldom heard from; moreover, few are willing to devote the time necessary to expose those ubiquitous misconceptions and to provide countering advice stemming from sound scientific research. Making matters even more treacherous are the various branches of alternative medicine, which feature untested or worthless treatments that place patients at risk of being exploited, losing their money and damaging their health. Although such alternative methods are largely employed by non-conventional and unlicensed practitioners, occasional wayward real doctors step across these boundaries and promote dubious methods to large audiences on TV and other media. It is no wonder that the public is confused!

#2 Snake Oil is Alive and Well By Morton E. Tavel

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An exploration of modern snake oil, i.e., quackery of all sorts and treatments that lack scientific credibility (Including faith healing, acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, misinformation about diets and vitamins supplements, antioxidants – all from a medical and psychological perspective. A valuable opening section on general biases and pitfalls is essentially a guide to thinking about our own biases and pitfalls (e.g., chapters on regression toward the mean, hindsight bias, cause-effect illusions, etc.). The second section is on health fallacies and misconceptions.

#3 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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The story told by Rachel Carson is one that any woman interested in science needs to read. She worked her whole life to break into the field of biology with her research resulting in the banning of a popular pesticide, DDT. Her story will inspire everyone to believe in themselves, regardless of their gender!

#4 The One-Minute Gratitude Journal by One Minute Journals

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In today’s over-scheduled and hectic world, people are seeking as many ways as possible to combat stress and create more happiness. They are longing for a sense of calmness, well-being and overall better health.

More than 26 studies by the NIH and major universities reveal a link between gratitude journaling and a boost in the immune system, heart benefits, improved mental and physical health, reduced anxiety, pain relief, stronger relationships, more productive work environment, career improvements and even better sleep!

Inside this beautiful One-Minute Gratitude Journal are inspiring quotes at the top of each page and using the 52 weeks of undated entries and prompts. Anyone can express their gratitude and enjoy the profoundly positive feelings that accompany their gratitude practice. And, they can do all this in just one minute a day.

Women of science will be especially interested in how gratitude improves their health! The author, Pat Wyman, used daily gratitude practices to help her heal a non-cancerous pituitary brain tumor. She did this in place of surgery and a year later, the tumor was gone!

#5 How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper by Dr. Luz Claudio

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This workbook was designed to get scientists writing their research articles and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. With this workbook, scientists will actually write as they read. Each easy-to-read chapter teaches what you need to know to succeed in writing research papers. At the end of each chapter, there is a summary of the important points for future reference. For each skill you learn in each chapter, the workbook has fill-in exercises that will lead scientists to write a draft of your research article. By the end of the book, you will have completed your scientific article. No other book guides you through the process of writing and publishing scientific papers in such a clear, practical and doable manner. It is like having a mentor dedicated to helping you publish fast. This book will be your reference guide for years to come as you advance from student to independent researcher to professor. The fill-in forms can be downloaded at www.drluzclaudio.com for personal use or as part of a teaching curriculum. This book was written by a very successful woman scientist for scientists.

#6 The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson

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Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true heroes – sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today’s women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

#7 The Feminist Financial Handbook by Brynne Conroy

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Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself. There’s just one problem: it’s hard to do well for yourself when systemic oppression has placed innumerable hurdles between you and your aspirations. The Feminist Financial Handbook provides real motivation and resources for real women who may be struggling – not only those who have already accumulated wealth. In this book, author Brynne Conroy provides actionable tips for women in business to overcome these obstacles without dulling the visceral experience of the real-life struggles women face as they try to master their money management and their lives. Because women’s experiences don’t exist in a vacuum relegated to their gender, the handbook explores financial issues with anecdotes and perspectives of women of different races, sexual orientations and abilities. Whether you want to learn more about general financial planning principles, like saving or earning a higher income, or delve into issues that disproportionately affect women, like the wage gap or the long road to economic recovery after experiencing domestic violence, The Feminist Financial Handbook has stories and advice from women who have been there, worked through the struggle, and achieved personal success.

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