Supporting Diversity in Science
Most of my work advancing science diversity relates to my leadership in the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), an organization I helped found in 2002 and now serve as a board member. ESWN is an international peer-mentoring network of women in the Earth Sciences, many of whom are in the early stages of their careers. Our mission is to promote career development, build community, provide opportunities for informal mentoring and support, and facilitate professional collaborations.
With over 3000 members working in over 50 different countries, ESWN is the largest organization serving women across the geosciences. Our approach depends on women-helping-women, scientists-helping-scientists. We work to support individual women building careers, provide free professional training to both men and women at large annual meetings, engage with professional societies to make science a more inclusive work environment, highlight our members as role models for the next generation, and extend our proven strategies to first-year college students. We are also working to connect with private and institutional supporters, both to help cover our basic expenses, and to help launch new initiatives like scholarships and workshops: http://eswnonline.org/give.
Through ESWN, I designed and chaired the 2017 ESWN Science-A-Thon fundraiser, an international 'Day of Science' to celebrate science and scientists.