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Unlocking Your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Hardcover – August 1, 2012

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About the Author

Karen Purcell, P.E., is a dynamic engineer, entrepreneur, and author focused on helping women create meaningful futures in the STEM fields. As the founder and president of PK Electrical, she draws on her experience to inspire young women to enter the STEM fields with confidence. Her nonprofit organization, STEMspire, was founded to support that mission. She is actively involved in the Reno Tahoe Entrepreneurs' Organization and has held numerous officer positions. She also won a 2012 Reno Gazette-Journal Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Karen is an avid marathon runner, Girl Scout troop leader, and volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and two daughters.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608323765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608323760
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #949,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I went to an engineering college but went there not knowing what an engineer "does" - i studied technical communications and social sciences. As a parent of two young children (boy and girl) I really feel it is important to not pigeon hole children into gender-specific roles. It happens SOOO young. My daughter can be an engineer (like her father) or a beautician or a mechanic. My son could be any of those as well! When we talk to children about life, we shouldn't assume that a girl "can't" do something and we should be just as encouraging to girls as we are to boys and vice versa. If they have the drive, they can succeed.
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By Marie on September 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is a little bit of an autobiography, but also a "strategy" book for any woman wanting to not only survive, but thrive in science, technology, engineering, and math. Karen Purcell, does an amazing job of combining the two different writing styles to make not only an informative book, but one that is interesting to read as well.

If you are looking for a job in any science, technology, engineering or math related field, this book is a must read.
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Format: Hardcover
This book educated me as to just how strong gender stereotypes can be in school and the workplace. The author has an interesting story on how she overcame non-supportive surroundings and dug deep inwardly to find her own brilliance. As a father of 3 girls, my hope is that they all find careers that they can be passionate at. I found this to be an inspiring book and I feel that after reading it, I'm now better equipped to be a supportive father, husband, and coworker to the many women in my life. I'm glad I bought the book.
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Format: Hardcover
Being a female myself, I have to say I never really had any hurdles, any issues to deal with because I am a girl/woman. Although I do know these hurdles do indeed exist, and I have 2 daughters that I would hope never have to go through what I see and hear others go through, especially those who are seeking careers in male dominated fields.
I think this is a book that should be handed out at every graduation, to every woman, maybe even the males. Karen Purcell offers some of the most important and most wonderful advice for anybody to succeed in life. She goes into great detail, explaining in a simple to understand way, how to achieve what you want in life, and how to grab a hold of your dreams and thrive.
The fact that she wrote this book to help others, and share her own story of inspiration, makes this book extremely valuable and a book that will be opened up for many days, months and years to come. There really is something in there for everybody.
This book relates to most of us, and can help you gain more knowledge of what you desire, and want in order to become the person you want to be. Whether you are in any of the fields Karen discusses,(STEM), or not, she explains what you must do in order to get there.
STEM is, science, technology, engineering and math. and just like the title states, "Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive..."
I especially liked how the author uses her own story, and how she got interested in sharing her story, and the fact that males actually persuaded her to write this, is another positive to mention here. It shows the author has had some positive role models, and friends, from both sexes, and that alone gives hope for females who are struggling in the workplace and in college.
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She didn't go as in depth about the issues as I was hoping, and it seemed more bibliographical than inspirational. I think it was probably more geared to middle school/grade school girls than women already in college perusing a STEM field. Was a little disappointed, but would recommend to younger women.
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Format: Hardcover
Growing up I always loved math. I love to find shortcuts in figuring out the math problems. Sadly, I did not do very well in geometry. Proofs and theorems were not my forte. I think at that point I was more interested in the cute boys in my class. Had someone taken the time to help me, I am sure I would have thrived.

I never enjoyed science. I took the bare minimums in high school and college because I couldn't find it within myself to do much more. Technology and Engineering are way out of my brain capacity. I'm ok with that.

In high school I took Bookkeeping, Law, Business, and Accounting classes. In college I majored in accounting and received my associates. Later in life I received my Bachelors in General Studies with majors in Accounting, Business and Marketing. Now, I am working on my Masters in the same. Business and Marketing. I feel I kept it safe. I thought about law school but the thought of being in school that long didn't interest me. I did toy with the idea of a Math degree but I never felt smart enough. I never got the science part of it.

I would have if someone would have helped me.

And that is what this book does. It helps. Even though I no longer have a desire to change majors or do something else with my life because I am going after my one true love - writing, I do have a 7 year old step daughter who would benefit from me reading this book.

After reading through this book I think it should be required reading for all education professionals. I feel we are in a day and age where all aspects of higher education and careers should be out there for girls to choose from and it makes me sad that we still live in a sexist society.
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