Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women in science. From students striving for degrees to scientists looking back on their careers, this audio library captures triumphs, challenges, and insights in short, conversational interviews.

We at CHF thank all our Stories from the Field participants for sharing their experiences with us—and with generations of scientists to come.

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Family and Career

Family and Career Stories about how work has affected family life and vice versa. Issues surrounding career success and family remain a prominent topic of our national conversation. These interviews offer thoughts and advice on striking a balance.

Inspiring Messages

Inspiring Messages Encouragement and advice on career success. From first jobs to the corner office, women share thoughts on education, networking, navigating the workplace, finding mentors, and staying positive.

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds Reflections on facing hardship or discrimination to pursue a love of science. Though women are a growing force in science, true gender equality remains elusive. The women featured here describe the challenges they have faced and share their experiences overcoming adversity.


Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry

Women in Chemistry

Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate their life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.