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:
The society's council currently has exciting spaces from this point forward labelled as "internal" (for WiNS members) and as "open" (for any person outside who wants to ally/collaborate/discuss).
Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join WiNS. During WiNS events, we will follow the manual of good practices for maintaining safe spaces and respectful conversations.