Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise is the result of three Presidential Symposia held at the 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis in September 2013. These symposia focused on: 1) Career Advancement Opportunities, 2) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and 3) Impact of Diversity and Inclusion. The speakers at the symposia were all accomplished leaders of the global chemistry enterprise, and their talks were very well received. Subsequently, the speakers were invited to contribute chapters to this book. Most of them did, and this book is the result of their hard work. This book is intended to be useful for all scientists and engineers in general, and particularly chemists, biochemists, chemical engineers, biochemical engineers, and others in chemistry-related fields.
People interested in exploring various jobs and careers may find Chapters 1-12 especially useful, scientists and engineers interested in starting their own businesses may find useful insights in Chapters 13-18, and readers interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion in the scientific workplace may find helpful information and case histories in Chapters 19-25. Indeed the global chemistry enterprise is changing, and it is important for chemistry professionals and students alike to be aware of the challenges and the opportunities available today in order to manage their careers accordingly. Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in enriching his or her knowledge of the chemical profession and various career paths and opportunities.