Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory
A great new book has just come out called Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, it is a compilation of the personal stories of 34 women scientists. According to the publisher, “From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays written for this groundbreaking volume reveal a range of career choices: the authors work part-time and full-time; they opt out and then opt back in; they become entrepreneurs and job share; they teach high school and have achieved tenure.”
I’ve been following the evolution of this book for some time now, and I’m happy to see it finally get published. The editor has also set up a blog (http://sciencemoms.wordpress.com/) where you can find excepts from the book and continue the conversation.