500 Women Scientists: Boston Launch Event, Sept. 5

A new worldwide organization, 500 Women Scientists, will hold a launch event on September 5, 6-8PM, at Boston University’s BUild Lab (730 Commonwealth Ave., Boston) to start its Boston-based pod. (No, you do not have to be one of the first 500 to sign up!) 500 Women Scientists aims to “build an inclusive scientific community dedicated to training a more diverse group of future leaders in science and to use the language of science to bridge divides and enhance global diplomacy.” The Boston launch event will feature lightning talks, a panel discussion, and networking. Tickets are available for a $10 donation to Science Club for Girls, a Cambridge-based non-profit fostering confidence, sisterhood, and STEM literacy in young girls in underrepresented communities.