Our mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible.
500 Women Scientists works to be the foremost organization for the transformation of leadership, diversity, and public engagement in science.
The leadership team at 500 Women Scientists (500WS) is conducting a Census to survey our membership, in order to determine who our members are, what you have gained from your membership in 500WS, and how we might be able to better serve you in the future.
This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know Shawntel Okonkwo, a PhD candidate of Molecular Biology and Gene Regulation at UCLA and the founder of wokeSTEM, a unique entity that intersects social justice, STEM and science communication, while centering people of color. In this interview, she discusses the importance of embracing radical authenticity and truth-telling, which are at the core of wokeSTEM, as well as the transformative power of seeing yourself reflected in science.