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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 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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Top Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a job in any science, technology, engineering or math related field, this book is a must read.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purcell mixes personal anecdotes with statistics and observations by other successful women in STEM careers, creating an accessible and useful text.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thins is an Interesting book but the author sort of glosses over the hard parts. I wouldlike a bit mor eonthe stuggles she faced and how she overcame them.Published on February 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Wallner
This book is really amazing. Purcell offers valuable insights into a world not usually known to outsiders. I highly recommend this book!Published on October 8, 2012 by B.G.W.
I enjoyed reading this book. Karen writes well and makes an interesting topic entertaining to read about. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by Sarah Mae (MaeGal .com)