International Day of Women and Girls in Science

I love that there is a day to recognize women and girls in science. However, there is still so much to be done to increase access and acceptance of all people in the sciences. I had the opportunity to talk with Capucine Paquay about barriers to STEM fields and some advice for folks with Director of Outreach Nicole Williams from 500 Women Scientists. Check out the article here:

Women in Science: Towards an Inclusive Future?

Girl writing on a piece of paper for a backyard nature scavenger hunt

Let’s celebrate, and recognize how far we’ve come, but not lose sight of how far we still have to go. To all the current and future scientists out there, we see you and we are fighting for your future.

2018 Bitch 50

I can not believe it. I found out today that myself and my colleagues from 500 Women Scientists Jane Zelikova (@j_zelikova) and Katarzyna Nowak (@katzyna) made the Bitch List Top 50 people for 2018 (full list https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/2018-bitch-50). This is for our work with the Request a Woman Scientist Resource, which really would not exist if not for help from @tableau software, Maryam Zaringhalam @webmz_ and of course the organization 500 Women Scientists https://500womenscientists.org/ @500womensci.

“Women’s voices and contributions have long been ignored, especially in the STEM fields. All-male panels are so common that there’s even a name for them—manels—and Request a Woman Scientist was created to put an end to this practice. Liz McCullagh, Katarzyna Nowak, and Jane Zelikova created the platform so that any time someone needs a scientist to speak, collaborate on a project, or share expertise, they’re connected with an extensive multidisciplinary network of vetted women in science.”

We would love for this project to continue to grow, so if you are a self-identifying woman in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine) sign up to be a resource today! https://500womenscientists.org/request-a-scientist/

Next time you need a resource, look to use our site to make sure that you are getting good representation of both women and men!