When it comes to careers in science, it’s still a man’s world. In the U.S. just 40% of researchers in sciences are women, and only 15% of inventors are women. The U.S. lags behind Brazil, Portugal, Australia, and many other countries when it comes to employing women in the sciences. And, when women do break into scientific fields they are met with measurable gender bias that results in fewer research grants, lower grant awards, less mentoring, and lower wages.
That’s why we started 100 Women for the Wild, a fundraising and networking program aimed at engaging more women in conservation science. Each year the 100 Women for the Wild raise funds for our on-the-ground conservation projects, and set aside money for scholarships in our Emerging Female Leader Fund.
This spring our goal is bring in 18 more members to our group, so that we can offer our first paid summer internship.
Please join us for our internship challenge party! You will:
- Meet like-minded women who are passionate about our environment
- Learn about our Internship Challenge, and what you can do to help
- Get the inside scoop on Rocky Mountain Wild’s volunteer opportunities
When: April 13, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: 3941 West 78th Way, Westminster CO 80030
We will have drinks, snacks, and great conversation. Please RSVP to Erica@rockymountainwild.org so that we can plan accordingly.
A huge thank you to Mezcla Maggie for donating the snacks for this event!
Can’t make it to the party? You can still contribute to the cause!