Think you know what it’s like to be a woman in science? Lisa M.P. Munoz’s Women in Science Now brings the scientific method to the role of misogyny in STEM, and the results will make you reconsider your assumptions about science. Munoz lays bare the reality of systemic bias and makes a rousing call to arms for changing the culture of science.
Women in Science Now touched my soul and deepened my toolkit. Surprisingly personal while deeply evidence-based, this book belongs on the shelf of every person in the sciences.
Women in Science Now is be both rigorous and intimate. Munoz flawlessly combines first-person accounts of scientists with empirical research to illuminate the problem of representation in science and offer multi-tiered solutions. The result is an invaluable resource that I will refer to often as a mentor, administrator, and a woman in science myself.
Munoz intertwines stories of women in science with compelling research that informs the transformations needed to support equity and excellence in science. Women in Science Now is inspiring and informative, and its powerful stories will propel us forward.
It’s never been easy to be a woman in science, smashing stereotypes and balancing family and laboratory. But it’s especially frustrating that so many obstacles and biases still stand in the 2020s. Women In Science Now maps the problems, and roads to success. I wish Lisa Munoz’s book had been available when I was starting out.
This book is an exhilarating antitoxin to the tragic, long term exclusion of women from science. Munoz presents the data and gives us the voices and personal stories of those who inhabit this only recently liberated realm. It makes you feel what a tragic squandering of talent these last couple of millennia have been, and joy, that it finally seems to be ending.