Thank you for supporting 500 Women Scientists. With your help, we have made great strides during our first year. The organization has grown tremendously, thanks to the leadership of 16 dedicated and talented women scientists from across the globe and our incredible pods (we have 168 Pods around the world, with 115 across the United States).
In just one year, we have made incredible progress towards building an unapologetically feminist women-led organization that values all scientists, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or country of origin. We have built a platform to amplify women's voices as they advocate for change, both in our own scientific institutions and in society.
With your support, we launched local pods all over the world and we also launched several campaigns: #ourEPA, #FundUSAScience, Summer of Op-Eds, and End Harassment. We published articles defending women's only spaces, stepping up to fight climate change as agents of change, speaking up for environmental protections, advocating for science, pushing President Trump and elected officials in charge of the U.S. DOE and EPA to protect scientific integrity, and calling for European women in science to unite. Every week, we published calls for action, we highlighted an incredible woman scientist, we introduced new pods, and we published weekly wrap-ups. We marched collectively for science, for women, for climate action, and for social justice. We have published strong statement after strong statement, in Op-Eds and blog posts, to defend science, women's voices, and the critical role science plays in protecting our communities.
We are building a truly global movement of women voices.