New Book: Women in Science Now

Women in Science Now examines solutions to the persistent gender gap in science, offering new perspectives on how to make STEM fields more equitable and inclusive for all. This book shares stories and insights of women from a range of backgrounds working in various disciplines, illustrating the journeys that brought them to the sciences, the challenges they faced along the way, and the important contributions they have made to their fields. Lisa M. P. Munoz combines these narratives with a wealth of data to illuminate the size and scope of the challenges women scientists face, while highlighting research-based solutions to help overcome these obstacles.

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About Lisa M.P. Munoz

Science writer and content strategist. As president of SciComm Services, Inc., Lisa develops, leads, and executes communication strategies for science groups, including VC funds, sci-tech startups, scientific societies and academic research groups, international organizations, and other institutions. She has more than 20 years of experience translating complex science into digestible stories for broad audiences. 

Lisa started her career in radio and then print journalism, as a reporter and then managing editor of Geotimes, a geoscience magazine. She is a former Press Officer for the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, former Public Information Officer of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and former Chief of Staff and Communications Director for the OS Fund. She is Public Information Officer for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Lisa has an engineering degree from Cornell University with a specialty in science writing.

Lisa’s expertise spans cognitive neuroscience and the behavioral sciences, synthetic biology, climate and energy, and the geosciences. She has extensive experience developing, writing, editing, and placing Op-eds and articles in high-profile publications, such as the New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and Scientific American. Lisa has created videos showcasing cutting-edge science, and has developed content for a European royal, a UN secretary general, and others.

Lisa was was the publicist and outreach producer for the Emmy-nominated documentary film Picture a Scientist. Her book about gender equity in science, Women in Science Now (2023), combines her passion for telling the stories of individual scientists with her drive to share groundbreaking research studies and help to effect change in the culture of science.

Lisa lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two daughters. She loves exploring new places, listening to radio in all forms, and consuming sci-fi/fantasy books and movies.