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New Nonprofit Supports Women in Science

October 14, 2014 | By admin

Meredith HastingsWhat started as an informal dinner among six women in Earth sciences in 2002, now will be launched as a nonprofit international organization for peer mentoring and advocacy.

The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) is a diverse group of 2,000 women across the globe. According to Meredith Hastings, assistant professor of Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University and one of the group’s co-founders, “The ESWN is about making women in the Earth sciences feel supported and add to their ability to be successful and stay in science. As a nonprofit, we’ll be able to raise the money we need to maintain our network and to develop new programs.”

The six founding members had been seeing each other at conferences for the past several years and enjoyed the opportunity to share their experiences in the workplace. During an informal dinner at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in 2002, they realized that peer mentoring is really valuable and they decided to keep in touch more often.

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