This page provides resources geared towards the advancement of women at all levels in their careers. You will find sources of mentorship and support as you try to meet the challenges of combining a career with motherhood and family responsibilities.
Opinion series from the Chronicle on pregnancy, motherhood and the academy
- Should You Have a Baby in Graduate School?
By Sarah Kendzior
I can't tell you the answer. But I do know this: The decision belongs to you, not the chair of your dissertation committee.
- The Perfect Academic Baby
By Rachel Leventhal-Weiner
There's no such thing, of course: Children are born whenever they darn well please. But my university certainly could have made my own pregnancy less fraught.
- Are Children Career Killers?
By Kelly J. Baker
Despite the conventional wisdom, kids don't spell the end of their mothers' academic aspirations. All too often, persistent bias does.
- The No-Baby Penalty
By Elizabeth Keenan
What happens when you wait for the perfect time to have a child and it doesn’t work out?
- Mind Matters: Back to Work After a Baby
- The Top Five Challenges for Pregnant Scientists
- Juggling Work and Family
- The Academic Pipeline Is a Choice, Not an Obligation
- Promoting Women in Science: Postdoc Network Resources
- NPA's "A Postdoc's Guide to Pregnancy and Maternity Leave"
- Family-Friendly Resources for Postdocs
- InBabyAttachMode: A blog about being a post-doc, babywearing and everything in between
- Troublesometots.com: great parenting resource for sleep
- Motherhood, The Elephant in Lab: Women Scientists Speak Out
- Mothers on the Fast Track
- Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life
- Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman Guide to Surviving in the Academic World
- Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women
Resources on this page were compiled by ADVANCE Program at Brown, MomDocFamily, the Office of Women in Medicine and Science, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Sarah Doyle Women's Center and the Graduate School.
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