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, a small group of women scientists were hustling to harness the momentum from our open letter, recognizing the deep need for connection and community after the 2016 US Presidential Election. While organizing for the Women’s March, we created a spreadsheet of women who who wanted to march together in their…

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