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500 Women Scientists will be the foremost organization for the transformation of leadership, diversity, and public engagement in science.
Today, for our #weeklyaction we encourage you to speak up for women, for science, and for justice.
“It is not scientific proof of gender equality that is required, but general acceptance that women are at least the equals of men, or better," said Stephan Hawking in an interview last year. On Wednesday the world lost an amazing scientist and a wonderful human. He exemplified that scientists are humans and we must embrace all the difficulties and differences each one of us has. And that science is best when all are included on an equal platform.
Today, meet the Laramie Wyoming Pod! They are building a sustainable movement to support women scientists and connect with their community.
Today on #MeetAScientist, get to know evolutionary ecologist and biogeographer Dr. Patricia Salerno. Patricia grew up in Venezuela, where she discovered her passion for biology and field work. She later moved to the US to do her PhD and postdoctoral research, where she found her way into the world of science communication. In addition to talking about the differences between science in Venezuela and the States, Patricia shares how she found her way to the work she does today and how she continues to (as she says) "machete her way" to carve out a career that suits her best.
What an awesome day yesterday was! Women from around the world gathered for #IWD18 and social media was bursting with images and articles celebrating women. All I could think was that more days should be like this, everyday should be like this! Many of our pods gathered for our now annual Pint Night. The photos will fill your heart: Chicago, Providence, NYC, Wageningen, Vienna, Aberdeen, Bozeman, Boulder, & Dublin all raised a glass or ice cream pint (and another).
What a great way to ring in Women's History Month - we just reached the 5,000 women scientists in our Request a Woman Scientist register! I don't think we will change our name, but 5000 Women Scientists sure sounds pretty great! This month also marks the kick off of our Science Salons for Puerto Rico!
The week meet the Fort Collins Pod - the brains and engine behind Request a Scientist and our #weeklyaction!
"Perhaps if more of us knew that there were actual professors who looked like them or loved like them, they would know that it would be possible to become one." --Dr Kevin Nadal