Resources and Other Organizations for Women in Science

"Our mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible."

Follow the Boston Pod of 500 Women Scientists on Twitter @500WSBoston.

Check out their Request a Woman Scientist platform to find keynote and panelist speakers for your next event. Or sign up to be a resource.

American Association of University Women

"AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families."

Association for Women In Science Massachusetts Chapter

"AWIS champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential."

Friends of Sarah

"A confidential support program for women who are PhD candidates or Postdocs experiencing difficult work environments that are negatively impacting their lives and careers"

Sarah's guiding principles:

  • This is a safe and confidential space. Anonymity is required.
  • Our purpose is to provide support, skills, and resources to any woman in STEM.
  • Our organizers and speakers are guides who offer advice.
  • Attendance is open to anyone with a desire for change.

Graduate Women in Science

"Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1921. For almost 100 years we have worked to advance the participation and recognition of women in scientific fields through grants, awards and fellowships."

"The numbers of women in STEM who have been sexually harassed, assaulted and retaliated against are staggering. But once we read these numbers, share them with our friends and hurt, national attention moves on and nothing changes. The goal of this site is to make it harder for people in power, scientific societies, colleagues and the trainees to see us as more than numbers during this critical period for women in STEM."

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

Report on "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment."

New England Graduate Women in Science & Engineering

"NE GWiSE is an alliance between groups of graduate women in STEM from universities across New England. We are joining together to support and celebrate women-identified graduate students in STEM fields, to increase awareness of the issues we face, and create change within our community. "

Brandeis WiSI is a constituent of NE GWiSE, learn more here.

"Pride in STEM is a charitable trust run by an independent group of LGBT+ scientists & engineers from around the world. Proud of who we are and what we do. We aim to showcase and support all LGBT+ people in STEM fields."

Follow @PrideinSTEM

Society of Women Engineers

"The Society of Women Engineers is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology."

Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology

"Boston based WEST helps women in science, technology, and engineering advance their 
careers. Our members are committed to developing themselves as leaders through 
learning, networking, and sharing. "

Women in Machine Learning and Data Science

"WiMLDS's mission is to support and promote women and gender minorities who are practicing, studying or are interested in the fields of machine learning and data science."

Learn more about the global organization here.