500 Women Scientists is interested in partnering with other groups whose mission and values intersect with our own. We define partnerships in three non-mutually exclusive ways:
Partnership: A non-binding agreement by 500WS to cooperate with another entity in order to advance overlapping mission and goals
Partner Organization (PO): An entity that is actively involved in partnership activities or collaborations with 500WS.
Endorsing Organization (EO): An entity that publicly endorses 500WS (or asks for our endorsement) but is not actively engaged in partnership activities
From identity-based organizations to large scientific societies, community based non-profits, other women in science organizations, and entities that support capacity building, we see great potential in mobilizing the resources and talents of our members to achieve common goals.
Examples of partnership ideas include:
Demonstrate and march together at public events
Develop and fund workshops/trainings, both locally and at conferences
Develop science outreach materials
Write joint op-eds, articles, policy statements, etc
Run a joint campaign
Activities we welcome but that are not partnerships:
Promote each other’s events and posts on social media
Encourage members to join each other’s pods/local chapters
In order to succeed, Partnerships will have clearly defined goals, expectations, means of communication, and a realistic timeframe.
To discuss forming a Partnership or becoming an Endorsing Organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include goals and duration of the Partnership so we can more quickly evaluate and engage with you about the idea.