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New nonprofit supports women in science

by Kelly April Tyrrell, UW-Communications

Photo: Earth Science Women’s Network board members

The ESWN Leadership Board includes (front row) Carmen Rodriguez, Allison Steiner, Becca Barnes, Emily Fischer, Tracey Holloway, (back row) Meredith Hastings, Mirjam Glessmer, Erika Marín-Spiotta, Agatha de Boer, Christine Wiedinmyer, Manda Adams. Photo courtesy of ESWN

Tracey Holloway was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in 2002, Ph.D. from Princeton University freshly in hand, when she and five colleagues teamed up to create an informal support network for other women in their field.

“We wanted to provide an environment to connect with women at a similar level, to share experiences and share advice,” says Holloway, now a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (more…)

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