The Only Woman in the Room

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Author: Annette Merritt Cummings
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The Only Woman in the Room: A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts by Gordon, Beate Sirota (2014) Paperback

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The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 9780807046616
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Number of pages: 288
Author: Eileen Pollack
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online The Only Woman in the Room in PDF and EPUB A bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and ’70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale. There, despite finding herself far behind the men in her classes, she went on to graduate summa cum laude, with honors, as one of the university’s first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics. And yet, isolated, lacking in confidence, starved for encouragement, she abandoned her ambition to become a physicist. Years later, spurred by the suggestion that innate differences in scientific and mathematical aptitude might account for the dearth of tenured female faculty at Summer’s institution, Pollack thought back on her own experiences and wondered what, if anything, had changed in the intervening decades. Based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other 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. This frankly personal and informed book reflects on women’s experiences in a way that simple data can’t, documenting not only the more blatant bias of another era but all the subtle disincentives women in the sciences still face. 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. Named one of the notable nonfiction books of 2015 by The Washington Post From the Hardcover edition.


The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 9780807046579
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 266
Author: Eileen Pollack
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online The Only Woman in the Room in PDF and EPUB Based on six years interviewing teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, this book is an examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women - and minorities - in the STEM fields.


The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 477002732X
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 172
Author: Beate Sirota Gordon
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

Download and read online The Only Woman in the Room in PDF and EPUB The vivid account of the life of the woman responsible for drafting the women's rights section of Japan's constitution.


The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 0870718959
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Number of pages: 288
Author: Norma Paulus
Publisher: Oregon State University Press

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The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 9781495050459
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Download and read online The Only Woman in the Room in PDF and EPUB (Applause Books). Rita Lakin was a pioneer a female scriptwriter in the early 1960s when Hollywood television was exclusively male. For years, in creative meetings she was literally "the only woman in the room." In this breezy but heartfelt remembrance, Lakin takes readers to a long-forgotten time when women were not considered worthy or welcome at the creative table. Widowed with three young children, she talked herself into a secretarial job at Universal Studios in 1962, despite being unable to type or take dictation. With guts, skill, and humor, she rose from secretary to freelancer, to staff writer, to producer, to executive producer and showrunner, meeting hundreds of famous and infamous show biz legends along the way during her long and unexpected career. She introduced many women into the business and was a feminist before she even knew she was one. The general public did not know her name, but Lakin touched the lives of millions of viewers week after week, year after year. The relevance of her personal journey charming yet occasionally shocking will be an eye-opener to present-day who take for granted the abundance of female creative talent in today's Hollywood.


The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 9781512775044
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Number of pages: 158
Author: Annette Merritt Cummings
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online The Only Woman in the Room in PDF and EPUB The Only Woman in the Room, Quotes and Wisdom for a Fearless Life. Former advertising and public relations executive, Annette Merritt Cummings, has written a memoir about a career where she was often the only woman and only black person in the room. This book features quotes, wisdom and inspirational hymns and poems she collected over the years that motivated and encouraged her throughout her 30 year career “from the bottom to the top;” from unwed mother to a senior executive and diversity consultant. During the course of her career she was featured in magazine and newspaper articles, facilitated executive briefings, gave speeches, and conducted diversity training sessions for national organizations and Fortune 500 corporations.


Woman In The Locker Room

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ISBN: 9781594335778
Release Date: 2016-07-09
Number of pages: 192
Author: Maggie Holeman
Publisher: Publication Consultants

Download and read online Woman In The Locker Room in PDF and EPUB Growing up in a challenging family gave Maggie Holeman the determination to go against the system and prevail. During her career at the Anchorage airport, Maggie was instrumental in getting separate bathrooms, locker rooms, and hair regulations for women. Maggie was the rst woman to achieve the award of weapon pro ciency, being top gun, at the Sitka Police Academy. She developed and became one of the rst eld training o cers at that airport in both police and re. Maggie received a legislative commendation for bravery for her response to the YC-122 crash. After earning her BA in criminal justice, she worked as an adult probation/parole o cer for the State of Alaska and Boy's Detention at McLaughlin Youth Center. After 23 years with the State of Alaska, Maggie retired to the small community of Hope, Alaska, population 150, where she runs a ve star bed and breakfast and nds her days peaceful without turmoil.


Women in Science

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ISBN: 9781526360632
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Number of pages: 128
Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Women in Science in PDF and EPUB A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...


The Only Woman in the Room

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ISBN: 9780307405937
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Sherry Lansing
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

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The Most Famous Woman in Baseball

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ISBN: 9781612341187
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Bob Luke
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

Download and read online The Most Famous Woman in Baseball in PDF and EPUB Never one to mince words, Effa Manley once wrote a letter to sportswriter Art Carter, saying that she hoped they could meet soon because "I would like to tell you a lot of things you should know about baseball.” From 1936 to 1948, Manley ran the Negro league Newark Eagles that her husband, Abe, owned for roughly a decade. Because of her business acumen, commitment to her players, and larger-than-life personality, she would leave an indelible mark not only on baseball but also on American history. Attending her first owners’ meeting in 1937, Manley delivered an unflattering assessment of the league, prompting Pittsburgh Crawfords owner Gus Greenlee to tell Abe, "Keep your wife at home.” Abe, however, was not convinced, nor was Manley deterred. Like Greenlee, some players thought her too aggressive and inflexible. Others adored her. Regardless of their opinions, she dedicated herself to empowering them on and off the field. She meted out discipline, advice, and support in the form of raises, loans, job recommendations, and Christmas packages, and she even knocked heads with Branch Rickey, Bill Veeck, and Jackie Robinson. Not only a story of Manley’s influence on the baseball world, The Most Famous Woman in Baseball vividly documents her social activism. Her life played out against the backdrop of the Jim Crow years, when discrimination forced most of Newark’s blacks to live in the Third Ward, where prostitution flourished, housing was among the nation’s worst, and only menial jobs were available. Manley and the Eagles gave African Americans a haven, Ruppert Stadium. She also proposed reforms at the Negro leagues’ team owners’ meetings, marched on picket lines, sponsored charity balls and benefit games, and collected money for the NAACP. With vision, beauty, intelligence, discipline, and an acerbic wit, Manley was a force of nature--and, as Bob Luke shows, one to be reckoned with.


What I Thought I Knew

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ISBN: 9781101050934
Release Date: 2009-07-09
Number of pages: 208
Author: Alice Eve Cohen
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online What I Thought I Knew in PDF and EPUB "Darkly hilarious...an unexpected bundle of joy." -O, The Oprah Magazine Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was rais­ing a beloved adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Then she started experiencing mysterious symptoms. After months of tests, x-rays, and inconclusive diagnoses, Alice underwent a CAT scan that revealed the truth: she was six months pregnant. At age forty-four, with no prenatal care and no insurance coverage for a high-risk pregnancy, Alice was besieged by opinions from doctors and friends about what was ethical, what was loving, what was right. With the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller, What I Thought I Knew is a ruefully funny, wickedly candid tale; a story of hope and renewal that turns all of the "knowns" upside down.


Soldier s Heart

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ISBN: 9781429933193
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Number of pages: 272
Author: Elizabeth D. Samet
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Soldier s Heart in PDF and EPUB Elizabeth D. Samet and her students learned to romanticize the army "from the stories of their fathers and from the movies." For Samet, it was the old World War II movies she used to watch on TV, while her students grew up on Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan. Unlike their teacher, however, these students, cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, have decided to turn make-believe into real life. West Point is a world away from Yale, where Samet attended graduate school and where nothing sufficiently prepared her for teaching literature to young men and women who were training to fight a war. Intimate and poignant, Soldier's Heart chronicles the various tensions inherent in that life as well as the ways in which war has transformed Samet's relationship to literature. Fighting in Iraq, Samet's former students share what books and movies mean to them—the poetry of Wallace Stevens, the fiction of Virginia Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, the epics of Homer, or the films of James Cagney. Their letters in turn prompt Samet to wonder exactly what she owes to cadets in the classroom. Samet arrived at West Point before September 11, 2001, and has seen the academy change dramatically. In Soldier's Heart, she reads this transformation through her own experiences and those of her students. Forcefully examining what it means to be a civilian teaching literature at a military academy, Samet also considers the role of women in the army, the dangerous tides of religious and political zeal roiling the country, the uses of the call to patriotism, and the cult of sacrifice she believes is currently paralyzing national debate. Ultimately, Samet offers an honest and original reflection on the relationship between art and life.


A Perfect Life

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ISBN: 9780062419200
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Number of pages: 384
Author: Eileen Pollack
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online A Perfect Life in PDF and EPUB A luminous and insightful novel that considers the moral complexities of scientific discovery and the sustaining nature of love. A young researcher at MIT, Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is deeply personal—Valentine’s killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease. Having seen firsthand the devastating effect Valentine’s had on her parents’ marriage, Jane is terrified she might become a burden on whomever she falls in love with and so steers clear of romantic entanglement. Then, the summer before her father’s second wedding, Jane falls hard for her future stepbrother, Willie. But Willie’s father also died from Valentine’s, raising the odds that their love will end in tragedy. When Willie bolts at a crucial moment in their relationship, Jane becomes obsessed with finding the genetic marker to the disease that threatens both their families. But if she succeeds in making history, will she and her sister have the courage to face the truth this newfound knowledge could hold for their lives? A Perfect Life is a novel of scientific and self discovery, about learning how to embrace life and love, no matter what may come. Eileen Pollack conjures a thought-provoking, emotionally resonant story of one woman’s brilliance and bravery as she confronts her deepest fears and desires—and comes to accept the inevitable and the unexpected.


Geek Girl Rising

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ISBN: 9781250112279
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Number of pages: 256
Author: Heather Cabot
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Geek Girl Rising in PDF and EPUB "I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.” - Kelly Ripa Meet the women who aren’t asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it—building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work, and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it.


The Woman in Cabin 10

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ISBN: 9781473512337
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Number of pages: 352
Author: Ruth Ware
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Woman in Cabin 10 in PDF and EPUB THE SUNDAY TIMES & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy pick In A Dark, Dark Wood comes Ruth Ware's new compulsive page-turner. 'Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train' The Sun This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat. Exhausted and emotional, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a mistake – either that, or she is now trapped on a boat with a murderer... 'Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train in this stupendously good read... Scary and unsettling, it’s' edge-of-your-seat stuff' The Sun 'A rollicking page-turner that reads like Agatha Christie got together with Paula Hawkins to crowdsource a really fun thriller' Stylist 'A tense, moody drama set on a press trip that goes horribly wrong... Ware has produced a fantastic variation on the woman-in-peril theme, with a plucky protagonist and a brilliantly claustrophobic setting' Sunday Times