Blooming in tough ground
Join the conversation!
Together, we’re creating a community for female, tenure-track engineering faculty at colleges and universities in the United States so we can have open, honest, and productive conversations about our careers and lives. This is not a research project—it’s a collaboration among peers.
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.
About your host
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.
Get the membership that fits you
Your interest and capacity to engage with the community will naturally ebb and flow. That’s why we offer two tiers of membership.
$149 per year with one month free trial
- Access our private network of female, engineering faculty
- Learn from peer insight articles and posts
- Eligible to join the premium, members-only Preparing Your Review Dossier course
$799 per year with one month free trial
- All Friends-tier benefits
- Facilitated peer exchanges
- Shape the design of special events and selection of guest speakers
- Create private groups with other members to focus on shared interests and initiatives