We’re excited to continue our Pod tour with 500 Women Scientists’ pods in Atlanta — the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.; …


500 Women Scientists is thrilled to introduce our Meet the Pod blog series, where we will highlight our local chapters from across the world. …


It all started with a spreadsheet. Or more precisely, the idea for Pods, or local 500 Women Scientists chapters, took flight from a spreadsheet we used to organize thousands of women scientists across the world to march together in the 2017 Women’s March.

In the early 500 Women Scientists days…


In the beginning of January 2021, I stepped into the role of Executive Director of 500 Women Scientists, and I cannot be more excited to help shape the vision and set a course for the next chapter of our organization — one that is unapologetically equity and justice focused, rooted…


Decades of emphasis and concerted efforts have not adequately addressed inequities in science, from lack of pay parity to lack of acknowledgement of the scientific contributions and accomplishments of women and non-binary individuals. For too long, the loudest and most overrepresented voices of science in the public were from cis…


Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

To our fellow Black women, sisters, friends, & confidants,

We felt compelled to take time to express our collective grief, outrage, disappointment, and utter exasperation about the state of affairs facing Black folks in the United States, and more broadly, around the world. As we write this, protestors are fighting…


Alice Cunha da Silva, Ana P. S. Carvalho, Daniele de Azevêdo Baeta, Danila Carrijo da Silva Dias, Janaína Dutra Silvestre Mendes, Jaqueline A. A. Calábria. On behalf of 500 Women Scientists and Women in Nuclear Brasil\

This article was originally published in Portugese by O Tempo.


Almost four years ago, we wrote a pledge affirming our commitment to build a more inclusive society and scientific enterprise. On the heels of the November 2016 U.S. Presidential election, our pledge garnered more than 10,000 signatures in the first month and we harnessed the moment to build a global…


By: Francesca Bernardi, Alison Marklein & Anila Yadavalli

Close your eyes and imagine a scientist — what do you see? Do you see someone who is creative? A dancer? An artist? A filmmaker? Do you see a woman? A woman of color? Popular portrayals of science depict a homogenous cast…


Women’s March 2017 (photo by Wendy Bohon)

“We find our people. We organize. And we resist!”

Dr. Anjali Kumar

One day after Trump was inaugurated, on a brisk January morning, we gathered with other scientists, put on our lab coats, grabbed homemade protest signs, and walked down to the National Mall in Washington DC. …

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