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


#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

New Scientist

The Conversation

Smithsonian Magazine

NYTimes Science

National Geographic

Science for the People


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

Silent Spring

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

Hidden Figures

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World

Lab Girl


  • 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


Her STEM Story Podcast

Femmes of STEM podcast & website

Sit’N Listen podcast from Science in the News

Superwomen in Science Podcaston Facebook

Empowered Health with Emily Kumler

Neuroethics Police by Katharine Bassil

Double Shelix-women in STEM


on the table with dr.sanae: a gastronomical & scientific series on american food culture

Broad Science

Science Vs.


Every Little Thing


Rad Scientist

Story Collider

Common Descent



Story Collider – live shows

Neuro Transmissions 

Science with Ive

Lab Muffin Beauty Science

The Steministas

Wonder Women in STEM Virtual Summit 2018


The Scientista Foundation Symposium – on Facebook 

Massachusetts Conference for Womenon Facebook 

Collision: Women in Tech

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)

Cambridge Science Festival

World Science Festival NYC 


Girls Inc. on Facebook

Girl Develop Iton Facebook

Girls in Tech on Facebook  

Girls Who Codeon Facebook

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

BU Alumni Mentoring

MASS AWIS Mentoring Program

Check your professional society to see if they offer a mentoring program

Readings on Mentoring

AWIS Mentoring Resources

“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


Two Photon Art

#NoPreconceivedNotions – Living Proof – Science Club for Girls

Science Gift Guide

Crowdsourced Resources

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