Amazing Role Models
Watch one or more of these inspirational videos of women in the geosciences and learn how they are using their science & their humanity to make the world a better place. Have a great video to suggest? Please send us an email so we can share it with others
It Takes a Village
There are many grassroots organizations that are working to make the STEM community a more welcoming place for all. Follow them on social media and/or go to their websites to find out what they are up to, get notified of jobs and professional development opportunities, and find community
The mission of 500 Women Scientists is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible and transform society by fighting racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms.
500 Queer Scientists is a 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.
Black in Environment’s mission is to build community for Black people in environmental spaces and highlight the scholarship, activist and engagement of Black environmentalists globally. Black in Environment exists to (1) Increase visibility of Black environmentalists, (2) Build community, (3) Impart positive change across the globe. Black in Environment aims to counter the false narrative that Black people do not care about the environment by highlighting multigenerational Black people in the environmental movement.
Unlearning Racism in Geoscience is working to (1) deepen the community’s knowledge of the effects of racism on the participation and retention of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in Geoscience, (2) draw on existing literature, expert opinions, and personal experiences to develop anti-racist policies and strategies, and (3) share, discuss, and modify anti-racist policies and strategies within a dynamic community network and on a national stage.
The Earth Science Women’s Network is a grassroots, non-profit, member driven organization. Our mission is to build a resilient community that lifts all scientists and moves the geosciences forward.
GEMS provides mentorship support for undergraduate and early-stage graduate students in the geosciences. GEMS believes that all students wishing to pursue an advanced degree should have access to resources and support.
In order to address existing mentorship gaps, particularly for students from historically excluded groups in the geosciences and academia, GEMS matches students with faculty, postdoctoral, research staff and graduate student mentors. In addition, GEMS hopes to provide materials, webinars, and Q&A sessions on how to apply to graduate school.
GEMS aims to increase the accessibility of graduate programs and funding for all students, which they recognize is only one component of a larger effort needed to diversify the geosciences.
GEMS is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, NAGT.
The National Association of Black Geoscientists, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 1981 with the purpose of building community – enabling Black Geoscientists to connect, communicate, and network with other minority professionals.
Since then, the organization has evolved into a hub that attracts geoscientists from diverse fields, offering them opportunities to partake in career and educational endeavors, present cutting-edge research, build connections, advance professionally, and provide mentorship to aspiring Black Geoscientists.