Highlighting other opportunities & organizations for women in science and for men & women who would like to engage on the topic of career issues and gender equality.
Other Women in Science Organizations
She’s In Power is seeking volunteers for their clean energy projects.
Ignite the next generation of women in clean energy by participating in Colorado Clean Energy Education and Empowerment’s (CO C3E) She’s in Power mentorship program! She’s in Power teams made up of mentees (Sparks), mentors (Energizers), and community partners will develop and deploy hands-on independent Power Projects, each working to measurably reduce greenhouse gases in Fort Collins. Learn more by visiting ShesInPower.org and submit your interest via the Spark or Energizer page.
Pretty Brainy is a 501(c)(3) education nonprofit organization. We don’t just throw around the word empowerment, but authentically empower girls by recognizing them as the thinkers, problem-solvers, leaders, and innovators who are and will continue to make the world a better place. We give girls ages 10 to 18, as well as their collegiate mentors, growth opportunities in STEAM through which they benefit by designing and innovating for those in the world around them. It’s service learning for the 21st century.
Heidi Olinger, a member on the Innovating Minds Lecture Series board, is the founder & CEO of Pretty Brainy, which she started in 2008 with the goal of designing innovative learning that respects girls’ genuine interests and evaluation of science, technology, and math.
Women Who Code started as a community group in 2011 when a handful of technologists decided they wanted to change the industry experience for women engineers. Since then, it has become a global non-profit organization and the world’s largest and most active community dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. One city at a time, Women Who Code spread around the world, reaching more than 20 countries. Each city has its own unique culture and has seen local leaders rise to be both leaders of our movement and leaders of the industry, paving the way for the new face of tech.
The Women Who Code Fort Collins group has been active since 2014, and provides ongoing opportunities for networking, continued learning & professional development. You can also connect with the WWCode Fort Collins community via Meetup or by following them on Twitter. Lindsay Hohn, a member on the Innovating Minds Lecture Series board & CEO of her own company, 3 Labs Development, is co-director of the WWCode Fort Collins group.
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is a non-profit, volunteer organization that has inducted 162 women as of 2018. Their mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s distinctive women. To achieve this, the Hall educates the people of Colorado about the stories of the women who shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. Their talents, skills, struggles, and contributions form a legacy that the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to protecting.
The women inducted into the Hall of Fame come from diverse backgrounds such as: teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, social activists, bankers, newspaper publishers, philanthropists, humanitarians, authors, a symphony conductor, a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a jurist, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, an historical preservationist, a true Western pioneer, an aviation pioneer, a former Miss America, and a Cheyenne princess, to name a few. While some are well known throughout Colorado and the nation, others are pioneers in their small communities.
Graduate Women in Science, also known as Sigma Delta Epsilon, is a national organization committed to advancing women in science at all levels since 1921. Their mission is to build a global community that inspires, supports, recognizes and empowers all women in sciencem which they accomplish through their three principles: connect, lead, and empower. Today, with over 1,000 members and dozens of chapters spread across the world, the Graduate Women in Science national organization, which serves as the umbrella for all local chapters, works hard to oversee endowments, administer fellowships, provide professional development and networking opportunities for our members, and ensure the continuity of this growing organization.
The Northern Colorado chapter of Sigma Delta Epsilon – Graduate Women in Science, is committed to providing networking events, panels, and training for all local members as well as engaging in advocacy efforts. To stay tuned for recent news and upcoming events, please also visit their Facebook page. Interested individuals can join the local chapter, as well as the national organization.
500 Women Scientists is a grassroots organization started by four women who met in graduate school at CU Boulder and who maintained friendships and collaborations after jobs and life took them away from Boulder. Immediately following the November 2016 election, we published an open letter re-affirming our commitment to speak up for science and for women, minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA.
500 Women Scientists works to build communities and foster real change that comes from small groups, not large crowds. Our Local Pods help create those deep roots through strong, personal relationships. Local Pods are where members meet regularly, develop a support network, make strategic plans, and take action. Pods focus on issues that resonate in their communities, rooted in our mission and values.
The mission of 500 Women Scientists is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible. To achieve their mission, they empower women to grow to their full potential in science; increase scientific literacy through public engagement; and, advocate for science and equality.
Homeward Bound is a groundbreaking leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. The initiative, turned global movement, aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background in order to influence policy and decision making as it shapes our planet.
Launching in 2016, Homeward Bound gathered the first 76 women from around the world, all with critical science backgrounds, to undertake a year-long state-of-the-art program to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities, using science to build conviction around the importance of their voices. The inaugural program culminated in the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, in December 2016, with a focus on the leadership of women and the state of the world. The second crew of 70 women has recently been chosen, for a year of training and a trip to Antarctica in March 2018. The Homeward Bound initiative will last ten years, with the goal of creating a network of 1000 women. Learn more about Homeward Bound and you can participate.
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The Women & Gender Collaborative is one of seven major groups at Colorado State University that explicitly focuses on gender-related issues and improving the campus culture and climate around gender. The Collaborative is charged by the University President to heighten the level of critical understanding and dialogue around women and gender-related issues that impact campus climate and culture, as well as inform the campus community about various efforts across the university and encourage engagement on behalf of all community members.
The Collaborative will serve as a campus resource by developing opportunities for increased education around and engagement with women and gender-related issues; facilitating dialogues; convening relevant stakeholders; promoting related programs, workshops, and events; building, supporting, and maintaining collaborative relationships on campus and in the local community; coordinating opportunities for professional and leadership development among women; and increasing the two-way communication between and among diverse constituencies, including the President, university administration, faculty, staff, students, and local community members.
The Collaborative may identify, recommend, and assist in the development of high-impact initiatives and activities to the President and the Provost that may improve the campus culture and climate with respect to gender and its intersections with other identity categories (such as race, sexuality, and class).