weekly wrap-up

Weekly Wrap-Up

Another Friday, another week of chaos. Its hard to know where to start, which fire to put out when the whole world is aflame. So we must start with one thing, one action. Action begets action, so lets begin!

WHAT WE’VE DONE

WHAT WE LIKE

READING CORNER

IN OUR EARBUDS

Don’t hesitate to send us your podcast suggestions and summer reads.

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Weekly Wrap-Up

This week’s post written by Jane Zelikova

I got to spend this week imagining a not too distant future of feminist leadership in the climate movement. Surrounded by people I deeply admire, I grappled with the limits of my own imagination - what does the world look like when we fully harness feminist solutions to our biggest problems? What does feminism look like when we elevate the leadership of people who have been pushed to the margins of these movements?

Even with endless Montana big sky over my head and fresh air in my lungs, I realized I have lost my ability to dream, a skill I haven’t had much use for lately, a muscle atrophied by daily tasks, putting out immediate fires, writing another peer reviewed paper, another grant, another job application. A permission to dream is a powerful and scary thing! What does a world look like when women define the metrics of success?  What does assumption of expertise look like when its not given by default to men? Who gets to have big ideas in our society when that default is not freely ceded to men?

This week, I am stretching my imagination, I am re-awakening my dream muscles to help envision and bring about a different world. Please join me! 

WHAT WE’VE DONE

WHAT WE LIKE

READING CORNER

IN OUR EARBUDS

Don’t hesitate to send us your podcast suggestions and summer reads.

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! This week has had some real lows (#RacistTrump, Suzanne Eaton news, #TMTShutdown), but we must remember that joy is a revolutionary act and the fuel for our activism. Lets get into the joy and don’t forget to send us your great summer reads.

WHAT WE’VE DONE

  • Got a High Five from Oprah

  • Pointed out that the gender gap and discrimination in STEM is oversimplified and not representative of the range of gender and other identities

  • Posted application details for the #Fellowship4theFuture

WHAT WE LIKE

READING CORNER

IN OUR EARBUDS

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Since our open letter was published in November 2016, we have grown to >19,000 strong (women and supporters). In the last 5 months, we organized, we marched, we started pods, we formed strike teams, and we continue to grow our incredible network of women scientists all over the world. Have you subscribed to our newsletter? Sign the pledge and keep informed! 

Weekly Wrap-Up

This weekend, 500 Women Scientists around the world will march for science. We see no conflict in simultaneously marching for science and advocating for women, for marginalized groups, and for equality. Read more about our stance on the March for Science in our latest Medium post. Then catch up on what else we've accomplished this week!

What we've done

  • In preparation for the March for Science, we have posters, coloring books, and even snapchat directions - catch up on our MFS resource page

  • Pods (and some girl scouts) around the world have been making their March signs, share yours with us!

  • On Monday, we met Dr. Rana Dajani, she is an amazing leader and we are proud to have her as part of team! 

  • If you haven't yet, please donate to our joint fundraiser with the Cairn Project, support girls in science and the outdoors. 

  • 500WS in the Huffington Post

What we like

Weekly Wrap-Up

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Much of our energy over the last few months has gone to resisting. At the same time, we want to make sure we continue to empower women and girls in science. Pods are meeting across the world, and we are so excited to help bring so many women together across disciplines and career stages. Explore our newly revamped website to see what we are up to. We are also starting the application process for 501c3 status to be able to grow and support our network! And we have a few more big announcements: