500 Women Scientists is a global grassroots organization started by four women who met in graduate school at CU Boulder. Immediately following the November 2016 election, we published an open letter re-affirming our commitment to speak up for science and for women, minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA.
500 Women Scientists works to build communities and foster real change that comes from small groups, not large crowds. Our Local Pods help create those deep roots through strong, personal relationships. Local Pods are where members meet regularly, develop a support network, make strategic plans, and take action. Pods focus on issues that resonate in their communities, rooted in our mission and values.
If you self-identify as a woman and a scientist, we would love for you to join us. To make the pods a safe space, they're restricted to women scientists - if you're not one and want to show support, please sign our pledge as a supporter ( https://500womenscientists.org/joinus ).
The Manchester Pod is still being shaped. We welcome input from all members on the direction or aims of the group. We hope to soon offer: