500 Women Scientists

- Eugene, OR -

We are scientists. We are women. We are eugene.

The Eugene Pod of 500 Women Scientists is a locally-organized advocacy group dedicated to improving equity and inclusion in science, whether it be in academic institutions, industry, education, or public policy. We operate in the Eugene area and collaborate with local chapters in Corvallis, Portland, and Bend.

500 Women Scientists is a grassroots organization started by four women. Immediately following the November 2016 election, they published an open letter re-affirming their commitment to speak up for science and for all genders, minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA. This commitment became a global movement, and that movement has blossomed into a formal organization dedicated to improving science communities. As of January 2018, 500 Women Scientists has over 20,000 members and supporters.

Building communities and fostering real change comes from small groups, not large crowds. Our local pods help create those deep roots through strong, personal relationships. Pods focus on issues that resonate in their communities, rooted in our mission and values. As women in science, technology, engineering and math, as role models to young girls and women, as leaders in our communities, we accept this challenge.

500 Women Scientists is a non-profit entity with 501(c)3 status.