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Three generations of women


Please find resources and links below on topics related to gifted women. Please join our private members only Facebook group to connect with others.

Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls and Women. A book that examines bright girls' development, types of intelligence, differences in generations, eminent women, barriers to achievement, education & growing talent, adolescence & college, gifted minority girls & women, twice-exceptionalism, and career guidance. Available on Amazon.

Remarkable Women:  Perspectives on Female Talent Development. A series of essays by authors who present new scholarship "... on intelligence by describing the challenges women encounter in specific talent domains." A bit dated, but interesting nonetheless. Available on Amazon. 

Gifted Women: Identity & Expression. A web article about common feelings among gifted women. 

Gifted Girls. An article on Davidson Institute about the challenges gifted girls face in education. 

Why Do So Many Women Experience the “Imposter Syndrome”? Many gifted women report feeling like an imposter. Despite praise and external validation, they feel like "phonies" and feel like they are fooling everyone. 

Being a Gifted Woman

Choices gifted women made in education, personal life, and career: a qualitative study in the Netherlands. 2022. 
The abstract: "From a developmental perspective, gifted girls could benefit from the life experience shared by gifted women about what influenced them to make life choices. This study focuses on Dutch gifted women to explore what were facilitating or hindering factors in making those decisions in education, personal life, and career. Interviews with 10 participants, from ages 18 to 62, provided in-depth descriptions of participants’ personal experiences. They clearly stated what they wanted to achieve and how, whether it was in school, career, or in personal life. Overall, this study is in line with previous research. When making career choices, gifted women valued intrinsic motivation, differentiation, and the quality of the work. When they made choices, significant adults, a supportive partner, and active behaviours in seeking guidance were helping factors whereas the feeling of being different, lack of suitable education, and others’ judgment were hindering factors. Some implications are also given."

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