In sum, as a woman assistant professor, it’s likely that you will be
confronting bias at almost every step of your training and career.
You’ll find that many of your male colleagues are sympathetic, but even
the sympathetic ones can have a hard time relating to the experience or
suggesting constructive pathways forward. Don’t be too discouraged. The
good news is that people are talking about these issues inside and outside the field, and many are conducting empirical research
to demonstrate the problem. Here is some constructive advice based on
our own experiences for how to navigate life as a woman academic.