Diversity is a critical component of strong research teams and workplaces. This page is meant to be a repository for resources related to diversity to assist workers, managers and others in building diverse and effective teams and workplaces.

Please contact Kathy Prestridge for more information. Our expertise is focused on women in science, and we welcome resources about and for other underrepresented groups.

New! LGBT+ Physicists website with tons of resources for Gender & Sexual Minorities

Updated December 15, 2015

Unconscious Bias, Implicit Bias

Reducing Unconscious Bias – A Resource For Hiring Committee Members from Las Positas College

Rising Above Cognitive Errors: Improving Searches, Evaluations, & Decision-Making, by Joann Moody, PhD, JD . An excellent synopsis of the topic, with solutions, for people running search committees or organizations. She also has a book, "Faculty Diversity: Removing the Barriers"

The People Development Team (UK) has web-based training, Leadership Offsites, and a video by Angela Peacock on implicit bias

Benefits of Diversity & Historical

A Chemical Imbalance, a documentary and call to action about underrepresentation of women in science from the University of Edinburgh

Harvard Business Review, Dysfunction in the Boardroom, by Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell

Women in Science: Historical Perspectives, by Londa Schiebinger

6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism, National Geographic

NY Times Magazine Article, Why are there still so few women in science? October 2013

Professional Skills

Shriver Report, 10 Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome, by Joyce Roche

APS Gazette Editorial by Kathy Prestridge on setting and achieving your career goals, Spring 2013

Reducing Stereotype Threat: If you haven't heard of stereotype threat, take a look!

APS NSF Professional Skills Development Workshops for women in physics

NY Times Opinion, How to be a 'woman programmer'

Recruiting and Mentoring in STEM

Top 5 Myths About Girls, Math and Science

Gender Similarities in Mathematics and Science, Hyde & Linn, Science

Postdoc Pay: A Women's Issue by Jennifer Bussell

ABC News article on how parents can encourage their girls to go into STEM fields

NY Times, Girls Lead in Science Exam, but not in the US

Tech Page One, Study: Women Don't Choose STEM Careers Despite Their Skills

Mentoring Experiences: A Comparison of Women and Men Graduate Students in Engineering and Natural Sciences, Frehill et al.

Pew Research, Modern Parenthood, Roles of Moms and Dads Converge as They Balance Work and Family


NSF Data on women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in the sciences, March 2013

Factors affecting women in the physical sciences: Physical Review Special Topics

Chang, NY Times, Bias Persists for Women of Science, A Study Finds


XKCD, "How it works"

Victorian Perspective on Women Working

Must-Read Books!

Why so Few Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (AAUW) by Dr. Catherine Hill (2010)

The Science on Women and Science by Christina Hoff Sommers (Oct 16, 2009)

Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women by Virginia Valian

Why Aren't More Women in Science?: Top Researchers Debate the Evidence by Stephen J. Ceci (Jan 1, 2007)

Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 by Margaret W. Rossiter (Aug 1, 1984)

Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972 (Volume 2) by Margaret W. Rossiter (Sep 15, 1998)

Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World since 1972 (Volume 3) by Margaret W. Rossiter (Feb 21, 2012)







  Kathy Prestridge is Team Leader of the Extreme Fluids Team in Physics Division. She is the former chair of the American Physical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. She is available for presentations on Professional Skills for Women in Science.  
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