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