The mission of 500 Women Scientists is to promote a diverse and inclusive scientific community that brings progressive science-based solutions to local and global challenges.
To achieve our mission we:
Empower women to grow to their full potential in science;
Increase scientific literacy through public engagement;
Advocate for science and equality.
Our values are rooted in:
Recognizing that science touches the lives of every person on this planet;
Advocating for a strong role of science in society;
Identifying and acknowledging structural inequities and biases in science;
Pushing for equality and standing up to inequality, discrimination, and aggression;
Pushing to develop and strengthen access for traditionally underrepresented groups to fully participate in and become leaders in science;
Supporting the education and careers of all scientists;
Enhancing scientific mentorship and encouraging an atmosphere of collaboration;
Stepping outside of our research disciplines to communicate our science and engage with the public;
Using the language and wonder of science to bridge the divides that separate societies and to enhance global diplomacy.