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.
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.
Washington Wire from AWIS – free monthly email on the latest in gender equity in STEM.
- 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
Sit’N Listen podcast from Science in the News
Neuroethics Police by Katharine Bassil
Story Collider – live shows
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!
Middle School Girls Science Club – West End House – Girls with Goggles (BU GWISE-organized)
Science from Scientists (founded by BU Alum, Dr. Erika Ebbel-Angle – now a national program)
Check your professional society to see if they offer a mentoring program
Readings on Mentoring
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
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!