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Below are a several resources we thought might be useful. If you have any suggestions for content on this site, please contact Laura Hooper (

NIH Child Care Subsidy Program

Introduction to Leave, Work-Life, and Workplace Flexibilities

NIH Statement on Workplace Harassment (slides from Brown Bag Discussions Feb/March 2019)

NIH Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention

NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers is a trans-NIH effort to consider barriers for women in science and to develop innovative strategies to promote entry, recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement of women in biomedical and research careers.

The NIH SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native American in Science) mission is to foster the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists - from college students to professionals - to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

NIH Black Scientists and Friends Network, an informal group dedicated to the mentoring and career enhancement of Black scientists at NIH.  For more information, contact Dr. Roland Owens.

Featured Women Scientists


 Recommended Books

How to Say It For Women: Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success by Phyllis Mindell

Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

Institutions Don't Love You Back - And other maxims for navigating organizations by Joe Simone

Creating Women's Networks: A how to guide for women and companies

Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramon y Cajal

First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Stephen R. Covey

Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research by Alice Sapienza

The Manager's Coaching Handbook-A practical guide to improving employee performance by David Cottrell and Mark Layton

Fish-A remarkable way to boost morale and improve results by Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen

Bringing Out the Best in People-How to apply the astonishing power of positive reinforcement by Aubrey Daniels

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships by Lois Zachary

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Who Moved My Cheese? An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life by Spencer Johnson




Last updated by Hooper, Laura (NIH/NCI) [E] on Apr 12, 2019