500 Women Scientists is an international network of women in STEM and their supporters, with a mission to serve society by making science open, inclusive and accessible. These goals are achieved by:
– Empowering women to grow to their full potential in science;
– Increasing scientific literacy through public engagement;
– Advocating for science and equality.
The network is made up of local associations called “pods”. The inaugural meeting of the Helsinki Pod of 500 Women Scientists was held at Tiedekulma on June 12th. Half of the 13 already-registered members of the pod were in attendance. It was a lively meeting with good spirits all around! After short introductions, the members agreed on a first action item that aligns very closely with the goals of the organization. In order to enhance the visibility of women specialists in media, the pod is preparing a press contact package with information and contact details of local women scientists and distributing it to newspapers, radio, television and other media outlets in in the Helsinki area. The members also agreed to conduct all pod business in English, to maximise accessibility and to best complement other ressources and networks in Helsinki.
You can reach the Helsinki Pod of 500 Women Scientists on Twitter: @500WSHelsinki or by email at: 500WomenSciHki (at) gmail
You can sign up as an expert or request a scientist communicator for your activities at: https://500womenscientists.org/request-a-scientist/