Resources Supporting Women in STEM
Resources Supporting Women in STEM is an extensive compilation to inspire you to
celebrate, network, share, read, listen, write, attend, apply, volunteer, advocate, mentor, support, and connect
with many amazing projects and networks available to support women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science: February 11
Check out these Science Networking Opportunities in Boston and Abroad
- STEM Squad on Facebook – Request to join this group for meaningful posts, community, conversation, and opportunities for fellowships, presentations, and to keep up with excellent #scicomm around the world for women in STEM. Follow them on Instagram or Twitter as well, and apply to do Twitter or Instagram takeovers and share your science with the world.
- 500 Women Scientists – on Facebook Join the Boston Pod
- Professional Women’s Nexus – PWN
- New England GWISE (Graduate Women in Science and Engineering) – on Twitter
- Women in STEM Community on Facebook
- Women in STEM on Facebook
- Women of Science on Facebook
- American Association of University Women – on Facebook
- Women 2.0 – on Facebook – global brand for gender equality and diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Heps female-founded and early-stage companies access capital and build teams, build a diverse and inclusive workplace, engage and activate allies, share best practices around the world.
- Boston Business Women on Facebook– entrepreneurship
- AWIS – Association of Women in Science
- MASS AWIS and @MassachusettsAWIS on Facebook
- Women You Should Know – on Facebook
- Women’s Coding Collective – on Facebook
- She Plus Plus – on Facebook
- National Center for Women & Information Technology – on Facebook
- Association for Women in Mathematics – on Facebook
- L’Oreal USA for Women in Science – on Facebook
- Women in Research on Facebook
- TEDWomen – on Facebook
- Association for Women in Science (AWIS) – on Facebook
- The PhD Project – on Facebook
- Communicating Science at MIT on Facebook
#scientistswhoselfie is trending on social media, thanks to this interesting paper published in PLOS ONE, “Using selfies to challenge public stereotypes of scientists.” The key #scicomm finding: scientists posting selfies were perceived as warmer and more trustworthy, yet no less competent, than scientists only posting photos of their work.
Are you on social media? Drop your LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter so others can find, interact, and support your endeavors!
tags: #scientistswhoselfie #womeninscience #womeninstem #sciencecommunication #iamascientist #STEMfluencer
Story Collider – tell the story behind your science
Unboxd – changing the narrative of women in STEM in the media.
Science in the News Boston at Harvard on Facebook
Washington Wire from AWIS – free monthly email on the latest in gender equity in STEM.
STAT News – Health and Medicine @statnews on Facebook
What does a scientist look like? Children are drawing women more than ever before
Nearly half of US female scientists leave full-time science after first child
We are scientists, not women in science
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Little People, BIG DREAMS: Women in Science
The Woman who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America’s Enemies
Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Ellen Swallow: The woman who founded ecology
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong -and the New Research that’s Rewriting the Story
Superior: The Return of Race Science
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World
- The Conversation
- Massive Science – join the Consortium for training in Science Writing
- Submit op-eds
- Write for the blog for a professional society you are a part of
- Write your own blog
Femmes of STEM podcast & website
Sit’N Listen podcast from Science in the News
Superwomen in Science Podcast – on Facebook
Empowered Health with Emily Kumler
Neuroethics Police by Katharine Bassil
on the table with dr.sanae: a gastronomical & scientific series on american food culture
Story Collider – live shows
Wonder Women in STEM Virtual Summit 2018
The Scientista Foundation Symposium – on Facebook
Massachusetts Conference for Women – on Facebook
Members of the BU Community can apply for support listed on the BU WPDC site. Conferences also may offer attendance in exchange for hours volunteered!
Massive Science Photon Fellowship
L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship
Science Club for Girls SCFG on Facebook
Elementary School Girls Science Club – West End House (BU GWISE-organized)
Middle School Girls Science Club – West End House – Girls with Goggles (BU GWISE-organized)
Office of STEM Outreach at BU: Program Directory, LERNet Programs, CAS Programs, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development Programs
Science from Scientists (founded by BU Alum, Dr. Erika Ebbel-Angle – now a national program)
CuSTEMized – personalized educational storybooks to encourage kids in STEM. Share, support, and volunteer!
BU’s BEST Mentoring Circles (Biomedical Sciences)
GWISE at BU: Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates
Check your professional society to see if they offer a mentoring program
Readings on Mentoring
“What Makes a Good Mentor?” and 6 More FAQs About Science Mentoring
Choosing a Good Mentor for Scientists
Will You Be My Mentor? Finding and Asking for Mentoring Support
Form Your Own Peer Mentoring Group: A How-To Guide for Scientists
Mentoring for Scientists: I Have a Mentor, What Now?
Mentoring for Scientists: Download the E-Book here
Visit your state legislature and share your expertise in science with government representatives making policy decisions important to you. Make sure to be organized, polite, and appreciative of their time!
Connect with BU WPDC’s Partners at Boston University
ARROWS – Advance Recruit Retain Organize Women in STEM
GWISE at BU – Graduate Women in Science and Engineering
#NoPreconceivedNotions – Living Proof – Science Club for Girls
Do you have a cool project or initiative you’re working on? Did you see a neat fellowship, funding opportunity? Do you have a request for collaboration for your work, blog, website, or network?
Share your resource or request here!