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Women in Tech, Corporate Cultures & Engaging Environments, Melanie Polkosky, Ph.D


Author Melanie Polkosky, Ph. D, join us to discuss her new book Uncovering Truffles: The Scarcity and Value of Women in STEM.

The research says female students and professionals in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – are angry, frustrated and discouraged. No one knows these swirling emotions better than engineering psychologist Dr. Melanie Polkosky, who worked for over a decade in the STEM field where women are most underrepresented. In Uncovering Truffles, Polkosky examines the underlying reasons girls shy away from math and science and over half of female professionals leave their careers before the age of 40. Following a review of cutting-edge cognitive-neuroscience research and mythological perspectives on femininity, Polkosky offers twenty practical lessons to uncover the priceless value of women who integrate their masculine and feminine aspects, along with a hopeful vision for the future of inclusive work.

Uncovering Truffles combines searing memoir with tools and inspiration that encourage women to design engaging and meaningful careers, increase gender diversity and establish supportive, healthy workplaces. Written with wisdom and startling honesty, Polkosky offers a clarion call to action for any forward-thinking individual who believes STEM, and business in general, can be a mechanism for serving humanity’s greater good.

Melanie Polkosky, Ph.D. coach  :  consultant  :  author

Tech Savvy Women, LLC (TSW) is a firm that works to attract, retain, celebrate and promote experienced women in technology and related industries. Since its inception, Tech Savvy Women has hosted hundreds of events for professional women in technology. Additionally, the company facilitates recruiting and retention sessions for organizational leaders looking to interlock their diverse talent with business value.

TSW members share a wealth of knowledge, experience and value with over 2,000 Women in Tech representing various industries and technical disciplines.

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