FlowerPower: The Bold Evolution of 500 Women Scientists

The original 500WS Logo designed by Vanessa Smith of Atlanta, Georgia.
Our updated logo, designed by Teal Media.

OUR NEXT CHAPTER

With the launch of our new logo, we want to take this opportunity to publicly share our internal discussions about the organization’s name and mission. From the beginning, we have focused our efforts on social justice with the goal of centering the most marginalized in our communities. But even the best intentions are empty without concrete actions. Early on, we recognized that our use of “women” in 500 Women Scientists is exclusionary, especially of trans and non-binary people. We have grappled with how to ensure we are including these perspectives and experiences while also recognizing that as a global organization, the term “woman” can have broader cultural and galvanizing implications.

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Working to make science open, inclusive, and accessible.