Role Model Moms in Academia

From the Chronicle of Higher Education (here):

Role models, particularly ones with children, can make the difference in whether a female graduate student takes the next big step along the tenure track. While undergraduates are influenced simply by seeing a female faculty member, graduate students need to see that she is able to have children as well as a career.

Clearly, they’ve never seen me trying to get my kids out the door in the morning…

-Leigh Goodmark

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