Increasing the Recruitment and Retention of Women in Academic Geosciences: Where We Are and Where We Should Be

Having just completed a Ph.D. in geological sciences and now preparing to embark on an academic career in geosciences, I am inspired by senior female professors who have successfully juggled raising families and climbing the ranks in academia. I often wonder how they did it, whether I can do it, why some women don’t succeed at it while others do, and what is keeping so many smart and capable young women from choosing this career path.

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