As it is described in the article entitled "The Lives and Careers of Minority Women Scientists," published in 2000 by Dr. Anne J. MacLachlan, minority women scientists have very broad and interesting career experiences. MacLachlan conducted an interview study of 10 minority women scientists from Berkeley and compared the information to that obtained from a group of women scientists that attended a 1975 meeting called "The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science," hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, publisher of Next Wave).
Like the women interviewed almost 30 years ago, the women in MacLachlan?s new study reported dealing with feelings of isolation and a lack of preparation for professional life. In addition, the participants also discussed issues regarding racism and sexism on the job. For further information and to view the article in its entirety, please click here.