A few of the book that I commonly recommended to my colleagues, postdocs, and interns:
- What Works for Women at Work by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey — A great book on how unconscious biases shape the worlds of working women. A must-read for anyone who is a woman or who works with women, especially supervisors. This book does not give simple one-size-fits-all solutions. Highly recommended.
- Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering — published by the National Academies in 2007 — breaks the myths and stereotypes about women and science and has specific recommendations on what institutions and organizations can do to enable women in science to succeed and prosper!
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini — Learn about the subtle biases that have an impact on decision making, whether it’s buying a car or interviewing a job candidate.
- A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide To Survival In Science by Peter J. Feibelman— A great book for soon-to-be and recent PhD’s. I recommend it to all my postdocs and summer interns.
- The illustrated guide to a PhD by Matt Might