Take Action Tuesday

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays friends. This year we are really excited to share our holiday gift guide for current and future women scientists! We have something for everyone: gifts that give, gifts for your home, to read & to wear, and gifts for the future women scientists in your life. Honestly, these gifts aren’t just for the holidays, they’d be great for birthdays, graduations and just to say ‘thanks, for being a role model’. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today, the US celebrates #GivingTuesday to kick off the holiday season with a day of charitable giving to organizations doing work worth supporting. Since 500 Women Scientists launched two years ago, we’ve worked to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible. We’ve run campaigns to change the face of what a scientist looks like, to stand up for evidence-based policies, to speak out against hate and bigotry, and to increase participation in democracy.

Happy 2-yr anniversary and our 100th Take Action Tuesday post!

Happy 2-yr anniversary and our 100th Take Action Tuesday post!

This week, we celebrate our 2 year anniversary and our 100th Take Action post!! Our official first Take Action post was on December 8, 2016 and in the 99 subsequent weekly posts, we have called on our members to call their elected representatives, prompted actions to support immigrants, to defend healthcare and funding for science, to fight against discrimination and harassment, and to take action in our communities to push for inclusion and equity.

Take Action Tuesday

Yesterday was #indigenouspeoplesday. Toady we ask you to take action and show your support for indigenous people in STEM:

  1. Follow, listen and amplify indigenous folks of STEM. Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre put together a this list of people to follow, and a great thread on how to show your support.

  2. Use this online map or application to find the indigenous land and language of where you are. Acknowledge the indigenous land and people at the beginning of meetings or during your science talks (for example, you can add a slide of acknowledgement at the end).

  3. Consider a donation to SACNAS. The SACNAS annual conference takes place next week and @500WomenSci will be there - let us know if you want to meet up!

  4. Make a Wikipedia page of an indigenous scientist! There are plenty of WikiProjects to get involved with, whether you’re in Australia, North America or elsewhere.

  5. Indigenous and looking for a group of folks who can support you? Check your University for a local chapter or indigenous student groups!

Take Action Tuesday

Take Action Tuesday

This year, 500 Women Scientists is partnering with Science-A-Thon (October 15-19th)—a week-long, international, social media campaign to change how science and scientists are seen in the public sphere. Ever wonder what a seismologist does? Or what the day looks like for a TV meteorologist? All week, scientists—from academia to industry—will be posting pictures on social media of the work they do and raising funds to support women across the globe in the Earth Sciences.

Take Action Tuesday

Take Action Tuesday

The U.S. General Election is November 6th, 2018. Last week was the last primary* election in the United States, which means we are now well into the general election season. When I voted in my state’s primary election, I was reminded that registration deadlines for voting in the general election are coming up too! Today’s action is focused on advocating for your community through the political and social tools available to you.

Take Action Tuesday: Mind Your Mental Health

Take Action Tuesday: Mind Your Mental Health

It’s back to school week, which brings on a range of emotions — from excitement at new beginnings to anxiety brought on by the unfamiliar. So this week, we’re asking you to take time to check in with yourself amidst all the tumult that comes with this season. We can’t change the world if we don’t take care of ourselves first.