The society of Women in Network Science (WiNS) connects women, trans and non-binary genders network scientists from different races, socioeconomic backgrounds and nations. The society aims to recognize the work, perspectives and expertise of its members to create bridges between academia, government, and private industry related to network science. By leveraging its members' professional and social networking and creating safe spaces for conversation, WiNS intends to increase representation and recognition, create mentorship programs and collaborations between junior and senior researchers, and develop a network for well-being resources (e.g. mental health and funding). Our specific goals are threefold:
A series of projects will be developed that aim to increase awareness and appreciation of the achievements of women in network science. Our programs will help women build their technical confidence and their voice, and our efforts will help ensure that women in network science and their achievements are known in the community.