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!
As you celebrate, be sure to tag us in your photos on social media.
Finally, the 500 Women Scientists leadership and advisory board will be celebrating our 1 year together in DC. If you are in the Washington DC area, please join us!