500 Women Scientists is launching a campaign to bring more visibility to the challenges mothers in science face when starting or building their families. As part of this campaign, we are crowdsourcing experiences to shine a light on the challenges many moms face in scientific institutions and creating a repository of resources for sci-parents. For example
Have you experienced challenges around getting enough parental leave, pumping at work, or dealing with infertility?
What strategies have you used to balance work and family demands?
What supports have you encountered at your institution?
If you could design your institution's work-life support program, what would it look like?
We want to hear about your challenges and possible solutions so we can create a community of social support, highlight effective programs, policies, and strategies to showcase, and incorporate diverse narratives into advocacy for more supportive institutions