Earth Science Women's Network

We are a grassroots, non-profit, member driven organization. Our mission is to build a resilient community that lifts all women and moves the geosciences forward.

"You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them."

Shonda Rhimes

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2019 Professional Development Workshop: Leadership Skills for Success in the Scientific Workforce

18 Jun 2019

Today there are more women working in the sciences than ever before, yet women are still underrepresented in leadership roles. This workshop offers a unique opportunity for women across scientific disciplines and career levels to build their leadership and management skills. This 2.5 day workshop is intended for people who identify as women and are…

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Join the 2019 IUGG in Montréal for the first-ever IUGG Womxn’s Networking Event!

18 Jun 2019

Friday July 12, 7-9pm @ Les 3 Brasseurs, 103 St-Paul Est, Montréal. RSVP here: The goal of this event is to foster relationships and solidarity among womxn members of IUGG (womxn is a term that includes cis and trans women). Many of the womxn who attend the IUGG conference are the only womxn in their…

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Biogeofeminist mixer at Society for Freshwater Sciences Meeting!

16 May 2019

Headed to the SFS Meeting in Salt Lake City next week? Live in Salt Lake City? Join us on Tuesday night from 5:15 to 7 PM at the Beerhive Pub. Meet new science friends, catch up with others! Food available thanks to proceeds from sticker sales (& more stickers available to support future #biogeofeminist mixers).…

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How to plan an inclusive scientific meeting

02 Apr 2019

Scientific meetings can be exciting, a dose of scientific enthusiasm! We are able to share our ideas, learn from others, find collaborators, and reunite with existing colleagues. Meetings are a critical part of the global scientific enterprise. Network development and the exchange of ideas are essential for building a career in science. While modes of…

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Guide to avoid racial bias in reference letter writing

20 Mar 2019

ESWN members Sora Kim and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe created a guide to avoiding racial bias in letter of reference writing. Seven easy things for us all to check ourselves on when writing letters of reference. It is critical for us all to check ourselves. So appreciative of Sora & Asmeret for putting this together! (Click on image…

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