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Women's Resources

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?

Other Articles



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 Center for Women and Gender and the Graduate School.

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