Women’s History Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning about female scientists! To make it easier for you, I’ve created a page on my blog with links to around 200 posts I’ve made on various women in science, from Elizabeth Ainsworth to Huda Zoghbi!
For several years I was social media chair for CSHL WiSE, our Women in Science and Engineering group, and one of the best parts was getting to write weekly “WiSE Wednesday” posts helping shine light on contemporary and historical women in STEM. Although I’m not in that role anymore, I continue to write and share the stories of female scientists on my blog. You can find my WiSE Wednesday archives and the newer posts all on my blog page.
And thanks to the IUBMB (the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), more people will hopefully find it. The IUBMB is committed to ensuring gender equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its leadership, training and education missions in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. They are part of the Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science (SCGES), and half of their leadership is women! To kick off their new webpage, https://iubmb.org/diversity-and-inclusion/, they’e highlighting some influential women biochemists from my blog.
I hadn’t heard of SCGES until recently (in my defense, it wasn’t formed until last September) but it sounds awesome. It’s an international group committed to promoting gender equity in STEM, and it came out of an initiative of the International Science Council to measure & reduce the gender gap in science. That initiative led to the publication of a free ebook, the Gender Gap in Science Book, which I encourage you to check out https://gender-gap-in-science.org/2020/06/25/gender-gap-in-science-book/
And I hope you’ll check out my blog page and explore the stories of hundreds of female scientists who have inspired me. https://thebumblingbiochemist.com/lets-talk-science/women-in-science/some-phenomenal-female-scientists/