Another week where the events in Washington DC are sowing chaos and fear. Let us not get distracted by the circus and remind ourselves why we have come together in this amazing powerful team. To empower, to take action, and to reach out to our communities. Enjoy and rest up this weekend, and Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the moms!
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!
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
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:
Happy 3 month birthday 500WS! Today is extra special because we are officially launching 500WS Pods, local chapters of 500WS. What better way to celebrate 3 months together than by growing and strengthening our network.