International Day of Women and Girls in Science (02/23) – Szilárd Library

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science (02/23)

February’s New books display is dedicated to International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Thanks to suggestions of EDI office, our EDI special collection is growing.

Women in science : a social and cultural history (Routledge 2007)

By Ruth Watts

The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science. Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind the popular subject and engages the reader with a theoretical and informed understanding with significant issues like science and race, gender and technology and masculinity.

The power of difference : where the complexities of diversity and inclusion meet practical solutions (Kogan Page 2022)

By Simon Fanshawe

This is expert guidance on how to build diversity into the overall talent strategy, how to measure diversity and inclusion accurately, how to design and describe job roles to attract the people the organization needs, how to combine this difference to build a top performing team, and explains how to focus on the diversity dividend not just the diversity deficit.

Inclusive leadership : the definitive guide to developing and executing an impactful diversity and inclusion strategy – locally and globally (Pearson Education 2016)

By Charlotte Sweeney and Fleur Bothwick

Inclusive Leadership has been shortlisted in the ‘Management Futures’ category for the Management Book of the Year prize. The most successful organisations are those with the most diverse and engaged workforces and this book will help you drive culture change using organisational development principles.

Rebel ideas : the power of thinking differently (John Murray 2021)

By Matthew Syed

Rebel Ideas examines the power of ‘cognitive diversity’ – the ability to think differently about the world around us. It explains how to harness our unique perspectives, pool our collective intelligence and tackle the greatest challenges of our age, like climate change.
It shows us how to become more creative, how to collaborate in a world becoming more interconnected, and how to break free of echo chambers that surround us all.

An inclusive academy : achieving diversity and excellence (The MIT Press 2022)

By Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian

Stewart and Valian provide practical advice for overcoming obstacles to inclusion, by offering recommendations for changing structures and practices so that people become successful in ways that benefit everyone. They describe better ways of searching for job candidates; evaluating candidates for hiring, tenure, and promotion; helping faculty succeed; and broadening rewards and recognition.