Women in STEM: Creating a Space Where You Can Thrive

Last updated July 13, 2022

Course Length

1h 45m

Last Updated

July 13, 2022

Women in STEM: Creating a Space Where You Can Thrive

Last updated July 13, 2022

Learn how to set boundaries and build a support system so that you can advance your research and career.


Managing the more immediate demands of teaching and service while also staying on track with research and writing is a challenge for most faculty. But for many women STEM faculty, these challenges are often compounded by academic cultures of individualism and competition that result in sexism, academic bullying, and isolation in academic units that are insensitive to their unique needs and ways of working. In this course designed for early-career, women-identifying faculty in STEM fields at research universities, you will learn ways to better organize your academic life in order to foster focus and stay on track with your professional goals.

This video course highlights a vision-driven approach for negotiating the challenges and pitfalls that often derail women STEM faculty during their early career. In this course, you will learn:

  • How to craft and use a professional vision statement to set priorities and align your decision-making with your career goals;
  • Strategies for identifying limiting beliefs, setting boundaries, and saying no; and
  • How to build a support system in order to keep your professional goals front and center in your daily academic life.

If you feel like you spend most of your time dealing with others’ “urgent” tasks to the detriment of your research and career advancement or that you lack the mentoring or support you need to make progress in your career, this video course will provide tips and guidance on recentering your needs in your professional life.

Course Highlights

  • 1 hour, 46 minutes of video instruction
  • 18 short videos
  • 1 workbook that can be completed digitally and/or printed
  • Valued at $695. Free for members.