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Before I tell you all about these life changing courses, let me tell you who this is for.

If you have no shortage of ambition, yet feel underestimated, undervalued, and/or invisible at school or work you are in the right place!

  • Where You're At

    You're a high achiever, yet few recognize your brilliance. You feel undervalued, especially when you are interrupted or ignored when you share your ideas and expertise. You feel exhausted from navigating sexism, racism, homophobia, or other prejudices. You wonder why you are experiencing all of this, and feel alone and ashamed in your struggles.

  • By the end of this course...

    By the end of this course you will be more resilient, confident, and empowered. You will feel confident in navigating any difficult situation you may face, and can focus on doing your job or completing your degree. You will feel empowered in your life and career, and show up authentically at work and school.

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Which course is best for you?

We currently offer the following courses.



Navigating Harassment Mini-Course:

Instead of spending hours trying to figure out if a school or workplace incident was illegal and what to do to report the incident, we provide you with simple instructions prepare to navigate any situation. 

This mini-course provides the basics for learning how to navigate situations involving bias, harassment, microaggressions, and discrimination at work and school. 

In this mini-course you will build your own personalized Harassment Preparation Toolkit complete with The STEM Thrive Guides Harassment Documentation Checklist and all of the resources you need to protect yourself and your wellbeing. 

The 4 parts of the course are:

  1. What are bias, harassment, microaggressions, and discrimination?
  2. How to Document Harassment
  3. How to Report Harassment
  4. Tips for Addressing Harassment during the Pandemic

These 4 parts are also available for purchase individually for $10-25. 


Additional Information:

  • Students can access course indefinitely after purchase.
  • Course material is downloadable (PDF).


Course for Undergraduate Students:

The STEM Thrive Guides' Navigating Toxic Work and School Environments for Undergraduate Students teaches how to navigate bias, harassment, and discrimination in a university setting. It is specially designed for students who are attending classes and pursuing internships and introductory laboratory experiences. 

  • Chapter 1: Welcome & Introduction to Course
  • Chapter 2: Reflection on Previous Experiences involving Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination
  • Chapter 3: How to Recognize Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination + Your Local Legal Protections
  • Chapter 4: Self-Care & Emotional Intelligence Development
  • Chapter 5: How to Navigate Real-Life Situations of Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination
  • Chapter 6: (not included in undergraduate version of course)
  • Chapter 7: Identifying Gaslighting in STEM Fields
  • Chapter 8: Course Conclusions Review


Additional Information:

  • Students can access course indefinitely after purchase.
  • Course material is downloadable (PDF).
  • BONUS: Access to mentors and coaches who can provide 1:1 support.
  • Includes: Guide to building your own Harassment Preparation Toolkit


Course for Graduate Students and Early-Career Professionals:

The STEM Thrive Guides' Navigating Toxic Work and School Environments for Graduate Students and Early-Career Professionals teaches how to navigate bias, harassment, and discrimination in a university, laboratory, and workplace setting (whether you are working from home or in an office space). It includes more exercises, information, and real-life scenario examples to learn from than offered in the undergraduate version of the course, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to developing positive, supportive professional relationships. 

  • Chapter 1: Welcome & Introduction to Course
  • Chapter 2: Reflection on Previous Experiences involving Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination
  • Chapter 3: How to Recognize Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination + Your Local Legal Protections
  • Chapter 4: Self-Care & Emotional Intelligence Development
  • Chapter 5: How to Navigate Real-Life Situations of Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination
  • Chapter 6: Developing Professional Relationships 
  • Chapter 7: Identifying Gaslighting in STEM Fields
  • Chapter 8: Course Conclusions Review


Additional Information:

  • Students can access course indefinitely after purchase.
  • Course material is downloadable (PDF).
  • BONUS: Access to mentors and coaches who can provide 1:1 support.
  • Includes: Guide to building your own Harassment Preparation Toolkit

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What else will I learn in these courses?

You have potential, yet are held back by people who put you down, don't take you seriously, and ignore you. While this feels powerless, you are definitely NOT powerless. It's time to unlock your empowerment and reach your goals with more ease.

  • Understanding of the current structures of society that hold you back, and how to embody the 5 key truths of the Resilient Mindset to persevere despite setbacks.

  • How to use The Reporting Framework, a proven method to reach win-win outcomes when you face bias, harassment, and discrimination. This method is especially effective for those who experience overwhelming emotions like fear or frustration during difficult interpersonal workplace situations.

  • How to assemble your own personalized Harassment Preparation Toolkit, complete with the STEM Thrive Guides Harassment Documentation Checklist as well as many additional resources that can aid you when you go to report any illegal incident at work or school.

A word from the instructor:

Lessons Learned from 12 years of Struggle in One 4-week Course

by Jill Pestana

I made the STEM Thrive Guides courses based on what I needed as an 18-year-old freshman physics major struggling to feel like I belonged in my male-dominant field. No matter how hard she tried to prove herself, she never seemed to feel valued and seen as an early-career scientist. I wish I could go back in time and give her this course, teaching her the lessons I spent the last 12 years learning as I worked against huge obstacles to become a senior scientist and patent holder. Today, I feel empowered, confident, and focused on achieving my career goals rather than worrying about navigating bias, harassment, or discrimination. I understand why some people treat me badly, and it affects me less because I know how to care for myself and set boundaries. Thanks to The Resilience Mindset and The Reporting Framework, which I use to navigate these difficult situations, I feel secure and empowered in my career and life!

FAQ

  • What if I'm not sure if these courses will help me with my current struggles?

    Feel free to email stemthriveguides@gmail.com with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to help!

  • I am interested in taking the courses, but am not sure I can right now. Is there a way I can keep in touch?

    Yes! The best way to keep updated is by joining the email list (link above). You can also follow us on social media: Instagram (@stemthriveguides), Twitter (@stemthriveguide), Clubhouse (@stemthriveguide), and Facebook (The STEM Thrive Guides).