One year in... We marched, we organized
THE MISSION OF 500 WOMEN SCIENTISTS IS TO SERVE SOCIETY BY MAKING SCIENCE OPEN, INCLUSIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE
THE VISION OF 500 WOMEN SCIENTISTS IS TO BE THE FOREMOST ORGANIZATION FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN SCIENCE
We gathered >20,000 signatories of our pledge
164 pods formed all over the world to bring women scientists together in their communities and strike teams formed to push our organization to make progress on issues integral to our mission and vision.
We officially launched our organization.
We marched for women, for science, for social justice, for climate.
We launched several campaigns: #ourEPA, #FundUSAScience, Summer of Op-Eds, and End Harassment.
We published articles defending women's only spaces, stepping up to fight climate change as agents of change, speaking up for environmental protections, advocating for science, pushing President Trump and elected officials in charge of the US DOE and EPA to protect scientific integrity, and calling for European women in science to unite.
Every week, we took action, we met an incredible woman scientist, we introduced new pods, and we wrapped up.
As we look back on the achievement and growth of the past year and as we plan for the year to come, we ask you to take some time this November to celebrate how far we have come and reflect on where you want this organization to go. Take a day or a weekend to celebrate your achievements as an individual, as a woman, as a scientist, or as a 500 Women Scientists pod. Lets all recommit ourselves to our shared values and goals. Here are some ideas for things that you and/or your pod can do to celebrate our 1 year anniversary:
Take stock of where you are today and what we have been able to make progress on over the past year - raise a glass to celebrate what you have achieved!
Get your pod together
Host a Story Slam with your pod to share your achievements and your aspirations for the year ahead with your community. The Story Collider has generously provided tips on storytelling for our one-year anniversary celebration!
Revisit your mission and goals
Do a fun thing! Retaining our capacity for joy is resistance in itself!
Support a woman-owned business in your area, individually or as a pod
If you can, VOTE!
Change the world!