Join the GAPS program this International Women’s Day!

International Women's Day placard that says "Support our Gender Advancement and Parity in STEM (GAPS) program! This program supports our work to reduce gender bias in our field. Donations support paid internships providing real-world experiences for people from marginalized genders exploring careers in science. Together we can break the bias."
GAPS (rainy) Pika Field Day, photo courtesy of Andrea Lauritzen

Today is International Women’s Day! Join us with a donation to the GAPS program.

This year’s theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” And for our organization, that is literal as well as aspirational!

One way you can do that is to support our Gender Advancement and Parity in STEM (GAPS) program! This project supports our work to reduce gender bias in our field. Donations fund paid internships providing empowering real-world experiences for people from marginalized genders exploring careers in biology and science. Consider donating today!

Together we can break the bias. 

What do we mean by all marginalized genders?

When our program first started, we were called 100 Women for the Wild and our efforts focused on women exclusively. However, anecdotal evidence suggested that maybe other genders needed help as well.

Some recent reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Human Rights Campaign illustrate why it’s so vital that gender pay equity programs include (or even prioritize) trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and Two Spirit individuals.

Here are some highlights from the reports:

  • American workers as a group had weekly median earnings of $1,001 through the third quarter of 2021.
  • American men had weekly median earnings of $1,100 and women had weekly median earnings of $916.
  • Looking at race with the same groupings, white women had weekly median earnings of $929. Black women had weekly median earnings of $783. Hispanic or Latinx women had weekly median earnings of $723. Indigenous women were not included in the information gathering.
  • Trans men had weekly median earnings of $700. Nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or Two Spirit individuals had weekly median earnings of $698. Trans women had weekly median earnings of $600. Race was not included in the information gathering for this grouping.

A huge thank you to all our members supporting this program for accepting our shift from the 100 Women for the Wild to the GAPS program based on anecdotal evidence we were seeing in our communities! This new data shows that our instincts were right and we are prepared and committed to helping all those with a need for gender pay equity.

Please consider joining us with a donation to support our GAPS 2022 Internship! Select “Gender Advancement and Parity in STEM (GAPS)” under “Direct My Donation.”

Close the gaps!

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Chris Talbot-Heindl (they/them)
Communications & Membership Manager
Rocky Mountain Wild

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