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New Edition of ASCE Bestseller Key Handbook for Women in Engineering Released

Parul Dubey on March 1, 2019 - in News

Reston, Va. –The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published an update to the popular handbook, Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Building on the tenets from the first edition of time management skills, being a leader, work-life balance and more, this second edition delves into current topics including diversity and inclusion, the impact of social media in the workplace, and provides information on implicit bias, as well as other factors affecting leadership success. This handbook was authored by F. Mary Williams and Carolyn Emerson.


Arranged to follow a career-life progression, the chapters may be read in any order, but all sections support leadership development and offer feasible bulleted lists which are supported by current research in sociology, education and psychology.


Coupled with career success and leadership self-awareness encouragement, Becoming Leaders is a book on which all women—from those starting their career early in engineering, to experienced managers and faculty can rely for industry advice, information and inspiration.


To purchase online, visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, [email protected]; phone 703-295-6266.



Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visit www.asce.org and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.

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