Seattle 500 Women Scientists Pod Information


We have a diffuse leadership structure, meaning no one is formally “in charge”.

Our pod's communication, organization, and logistics are managed by our Strike Team, which can be contacted at

Our actions and events are generally organized around three focus areas, each of which focus on different aspects of our mission. The areas of focus are:

  1. Science and Policy

    Advocating for evidence- and science-based policy with the public and with lawmakers.

  2. Equity, Justice, and Inclusivity in Science

    Fighting for equity and justice in scientific workplaces, in the distribution of scientific benefits, and in society at large.

  3. Science Literacy

    Engaging the broader community on scientific issues through events and other forms of community outreach.

Affiliation with other organizations

Though we are affiliated with the national 500 Women Scientists group, we are an autonomous pod and are free to act accordingly.  We often work with other local organizations, including UAW 4121 (the UW academic student employee union and postdoc union).

Communicating with other members

We use the sea500womensci google group to communicate with other members on topics large and small. You can sign up for the listserv on the Contact Page.

Meetings and Events

We meet regularly as a whole group every month.  Announcements for the group meetings (as well as other events, like happy hours) are communicated via google groups, on our website calendar, and our Meetup. If you’d like to work on one of the topic areas of our group, reach out to us on the listserv.