Join the conversation!
Together, we’re creating a community for female, tenure-track faculty at colleges and universities in the United States so we can have open, honest, and productive conversations about our careers and lives.
Here’s the big idea.
We draw strength from being part of a trusted community of peers. Together, we work smarter and more effectively and move our institutions—and society—closer to equity and excellence.
I’m Laura Black, a Professor of Management at the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University. I’m also a co-founder of Human Scale Business, a Benefit Corporation.
Having worked for 15 years before starting an academic career, I thrive by straddling the academic-practice boundary. We’re never too old to discover our superpowers, and one of mine, I learned late, is introducing people to each other. A product of public education myself, I like working for a land-grant university—especially in a place where I can easily move into the forest and up to higher altitudes, where I can breathe (at last).
I’ve walked in your shoes. You don’t have to walk alone.
Let me jump start the conversation.
Attaining promotion and tenure are big parts of our academic careers. As a way to get our broader conversation started, I’ve distilled what I’ve learned about presenting an effective, authentic case for promotion and tenure in the form of a free course: Writing Professional Narratives.