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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.
Purcell mixes personal anecdotes with statistics and observations by other successful women in STEM careers, creating an accessible and useful text.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
She didn't go as in depth about the issues as I was hoping, and it seemed more bibliographical than inspirational. Read morePublished 12 months ago by JmHatch
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)
Unlocking Your Brilliance contains Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by ConcertKatie