It Takes a Village

ESWN is just one of many organizations and individuals who are trying to make science more inclusive and equitable for all. If you have suggestions for organizations, initiatives, or blogs that you think we should feature on our site, please get in touch via email.

AGCI Workshop Spring 2018

Being the “Change” in Global Change Science: Promoting a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop, May 5-6, 2018

Organized by members of ESWN and 500 Women Scientists leadership with support from the Aspen Global Change Institute and NCAR.

There are numerous organizations, networks, and initiatives working to make science, engineering, math, and technology more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. An extensive list is available (please send suggestions) and a few are highlighted below.

500 Women Scientists

500 Women Scientists works to build communities and foster real change. Started by four women who wrote an open letter affirming their commitment to speak up for science and for women, minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist.


SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Association of Women Geoscientists

AWG provides financial support, professional development & leadership opportunities, advocating on behalf of women geoscientists across the globe.

500 Queer Scientists

A new visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs — a group that collectively represents a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery.

Society for Women in Marine Sciences

This group (SWMS, pronounced swims) was started by graduate students at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution & has expanded and now runs a mentorship program.