Databases of Databases of Diverse Speakers in STEM

Plenaries, keynotes, seminar speakers, and panelists are predominantly white and/or male. This is largely because the organizers are often white and/or male. If you are organizing an event, please consider the diversity of your organizers and speakers. There are underrepresented minority experts in your field. You may not know them, but you should. The goal of our 2018 Georgia Tech Diversity & Inclusion Fellow project was to create a web resource where conference, workshop, and panel organizers can locate diverse STEM experts to speak at their event. The result is the “database of databases” in the table below. If a list doesn’t exist for your field, please consider creating one or encouraging your professional society to do so. A poster compiling our results is here. Thank you for using this database! Please suggest additional databases or send feedback to Jennifer.Glass@eas.gatech.edu or Minda.Monteagudo@gatech.edu. Note: help with updates starting April 2019 provided by Prof. Mandy Oglesby-Sherrouse, University of Maryland

Handles: @BLACKandSTEM @BlackGeoRocks @bwise_bwiseusa @CienciaPR @DiversifyEEB @DiversifyGrads @ESWNtweets @GreatMindsSTEM @LatinasinSTEM @LGBTscholars @MSPHDSPDP @nagtgeo @NABGSocial @NationalMANRRS @NativesInSTEM @POCalsoknow @sacnas @SHPE @SREBDocSch @VanguardSTEM @WokeSTEM @WomenAs1 @GeoLatinas @missingscifaces

@BlackWomenSTEM @AccessibleGEO @PridePolar @MPOWIR @AWG_org @SEG_Women @sednaepic @OutdoorAfro @LatinoOutdoors @EmpowerGeo @BlackPhysicists @Geoscientists @AAS_Women @AISES @GeoSpaceLatinx @WOCinSTEMChat @WomeninTechChat @womeningis@PrideinSTEM @OUTinSTEM @FemmesofStem @WomenSciAUST @Science_inColor @stemfemmes @500QueerSci @Lotus_STEMM @STEMforEquality @TigerInSTEMM‏ @PR_Planeteers @ADVANCEGeo @TheSistasinSTEM @chron_ac @pocintech @SWISEofficial @WomensAquaticDC @BlackWomenPhDs @TrynaGrad @sisterphd @firstgendocs @pyrodiverse @phdivaspodcast @MinoritySTEM @SWMStweets @WeDoGeoScience @womenSTEMglobal @citeblackwomen @StemTrans  @ABRCMS @womenofgeology @latinas_tech @WOMEESA @WomenInStat@DiversifyChem @DisabledLatinx @GreenLatinos @RAS_Diversity @WomenArchys  @ACSDiversity@HerSTEMStory @DiversifyMicro @DiversifyImmuno @deepseadawn @ayanaeliza @RaeWynnGrant @DiversifyMicro @DiverseCAZymes @DiverseImmuno

Hashtags: #BLACKandSTEM #DisabledandSTEM #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience #LatinxandSTEM #LatinxinSTEM #LGBTQSTEMDay #LGBTQSTEM #MarginSci #NativeScience #NativeandSTEM #oSTEM #RequestWS #STEMDiversity #WomenAndGirlsInScience #WomanAlsoKnowStuff #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM #WomenInScienceDay #WOCinSTEM #ChronicallyAcademic #WomeninGIS #BlackinAcademia #AmplifyBlackSTEM #BlackInAstro #BlackInNature #BlackinGeoscience #BlackInIvory 

 

More lists: Women in Astronomy Speaker List, Origins of Life Research, Female Pioneers in STEM, Global Women in STEM Conference 2018 Speaker List, Ecology, Diversity Climate Network (D-ClimNet), Climate Voices, Innovation Women, Femmes of STEM, TED talks by diverse women in STEM, Top 16 Women of Color Speakers in STEM  Interactional Association for Geoscience Diversity

Guides and Advice: 

500 Women Scientists Guide to organizing inclusive conferences [link] [download guide]

Union of Concerned Scientists Guide to making conferences accessible to disabled scientists [link]

Honoring the Next Generation of Health-STEM Leaders - advice from diverse professionals [link] 

*scroll down below database to see additional lists of diverse podcasts, YouTube channels, and speaker websites*

Database

Fields Covered

Groups Included

Search/filter by

Database Size

Ease of use

Submissions Open? (link)

Search/

Filter

Women Speaker Initiative 

All

Women (Global)

Name, Topic, City, State, Country

3500+

High

Yes

Both

AcademiaNet (Europe)

All Academic Disciplines

European Women

Name, Field, Employer, City, Country, Date Added

2900+

High

Yes (must be nominated)

Search

500 Women Scientists Request-A-Scientist

Science

Women (Global)

Name, Keywords, State, Country, City, Degree Status

7500+

High

(organized on world map)

Yes

Filter

500 Queer Scientists

Science

LGBTQ+

Name and photo

1,135 +

Medium

Yes

N/A

Diverse Sources

Science, health,  environ-

ment

Under-

represented groups (Global)

Name, Type Expertise, Organization, Language, Time Zone

750+

Medium

Yes

Both

Diversify STEM Conferences

STEM (many)

Under-

represented groups (Global)

Name, Institution, Position, (sub)field

250+

High

Yes 

Both

CAISE List

STEM (many)

Historically marginalized individuals

Professional Availability, HMI Identifier, Name, Google Scholar Link, Terminal degree, Subdiscipline

100

Medium

Yes

Search

STEMM Role Models Database

STEMM

Underrepresented minorities & white women

Keywords, location

8

Low

Yes

Search

Women as One

Clinical Cardiology

Women (Global)

All CV fields, Speaking and publication experience and interests

200

Requires creating a free account

Yes

Both

Diversify EEB: Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists

Ecology and Evolution

Under-

represented minorities & white women

Name, Affiliation, Current Stage, Subfield, Keywords, Country, Underrepresented Group, Discipline, Interest

1640

Medium

Yes

Both

Diversify

Plant Science (DiversifyPlanSci)

Plant Science

Female, LGBTQIA+, URM, and/or w/ a disability

Name, Affiliation, Research Areas, Career Stage

260+

Medium

Yes

Both

Expert Women in Life Sciences (WiLS)

Life Sciences

Women

Career Stage, Discipline, Country, Keyword/Name

879

Medium-

High

Yes

Filter

Leading Edge Initiative

Biology

Women and non-binary postdocs and early Assistant Professors in biology

Name, institution, email, topics of expertise

100 and growing

Medium

Yes

Postdocs/Assistant Professors

Women in Microbiology Research

Micro-

biology

Women

Name, University, City, Country, Position, Research interests

800+

Medium-

High

Yes

Both

Microscopy Gender Equality Resource

Microscopy

Women

Geography

?

Low (cannot search)

Yes

Map only

Women Researchers in Fungi and Oomycetes (WRIFO) 

Fungi and Oomycetes

Women

Name, Institution, Region, Research Areas, Keywords

268

Medium-

High

Yes

Both

Women Speakers in Evolution and Behavior 

Evolution and Behavior (Human or Comparative)

Women

Name, Institution, Department, Keywords

400

Medium

Yes

Both

Bat Women

Bat sciences

Women

Name, Twitter handle, Website, Institution, Location, Expertise

70+

Medium

Yes

Both

Women in Soil Science

Soil Science

Women

Name, University, City, Country, Position, Research interests

300+

Medium

Yes

Both

Women Virologists 

Virology

Women

Name, Institution

600+

Low-

Medium

Yes

Both

Fruit (plant science, entomology)  

Fruit

Women

Name, affiliation, field, fruit focus, location

150+

Low-

Medium

Unknown

Both

Folks in GC

Genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics

Underrepresented groups

Name, ORCID, country, state, sector, affiliation, website

75+

Medium-

High

Yes

Women in BrainStim

Brain stimulation

Women

Title, name, career stage, country, area of research, email

250+

Medium-

High

Yes

Both

Minority Affairs Speaker Referral List (ACSB)

Cell Biology

Underrepresented groups

Name, keywords, institution

90+

Medium-

High

Unknown

Both

Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Speaker Referral List (ACSB)

Cell Biology

Women

Name, keywords, institution

400+

Medium-

High

Unknown

Both

Women in Biology (CHSL)

Cell Biology

Women

Name, institution, country, society, year, keywords

2000+

Medium

Unknown

Both

Engineering Biology Research Consortium

Synthetic Biology

Women

Name, Institution, Location, Keywords

50

Medium-

High

Yes

Filter

R Experts

R code

Women

Country

Unknown

Low-

Medium

Yes

Both

Anneslist of Female Systems Neuroscientists

Neuroscience

Women

Subject Matter, Seniority

Hundreds

Medium

Yes

Filter

Women in Neuroscience Repository

Neuroscience

Women

Search: Name, country, center, position, field of research, keyword

Filters: under represented countries, senior positions

1400+

High

Yes

Both

Black Psychology & Neuroscience

Psychology & Neuroscience

Black people

Institution, title, topic, twitter, website (tabs for position)

100+

Medium

Yes

Both

Black in Neuro

Neuroscience

Black people

Name, bio, keywords, social media

300+

High

Unknown

Both

CompCog.Science

Computational Cognitive Science

Minorities

First Name, Surname, Country, Keywords

100+

High

Yes

Both

SPARK’s Scholars of Color

Cognitive scientists

People of color

First name, last name, expertise, affiliation,

200+

Medium

Yes

Both

NEURONEXXT

Neuroscience, psychology

Women

Name, discipline, location

100+

Medium-

High

Yes

Search and Filter by Country

FOVEA

Vision scientists

Women

Name, affiliation, position, keywords, topics, email

100+

High

Yes

Both

Scholars to Read/Know in the Field of Language

Language

Marginalized scholars

Name, subfield, research language(s), website, Twitter handle

350

Medium-

High

Yes

Both

American Physical Society Women Speakers List

Physics

Women

Name, keyword, state, country, field, subfield

435

Medium-

High

Yes

Search

American Physical Society Minority Speakers List

Physics

Hispanic/

African/

Native Americans

Name, keyword, state, country, field, subfield

120

Medium-

High

Yes

Search

The Outlist of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Ally Astronomers!

Astronomy

LGBTQIA

Out/Ally, Name, Rank, Affiliation, Date Joined

160

Medium

Yes

Search

Women in Medicinal Chemistry

Chemistry

Women

Name, institution, title, research areas, country

100

Medium

Yes

Both

Black Women in Biology, Eco/Evo and Marine Science

Biology, eco/evo,

marine science

Black women

Name, institution, area of study, position/rank, website, contact

160+

Medium

Yes

Both

Diversity CAZymes

Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes (CAZ)

Women and/or URM (MinoritiesDisabilities LGBTQIA) post-PhD

Name, institution, country, current career stage, email, twitter handle

16 and growing

Medium

Yes

Both

Diversify Microbiology

Microbiology

Women and/or URM (MinoritiesDisabilities LGBTQIA) post-PhD

Name, institution, country, field, sub-field keywords, current career stage, email address

175+

Medium

Yes

Both

Diversify Immunology

Immunology

Women and/or URM (MinoritiesDisabilities LGBTQIA) post-PhD

Name, institution, country, field, sub-field keywords, current career stage, email address

Growing

Medium

Yes

Both

Diversify Chemistry

Chemistry

Historically marginalized individuals

Name, Institution, Country, Career Stage, Subfield, Keywords

427

High

Yes

Filter

ACS Committee on Minority Affairs Speakers Directory

Chemistry

Minorities

Name, Institution, Categories

15

Low

Yes

Neither

Women in Theoretical/Computational chemistry, Material Science, and Biochemistry

Chemistry

Women

Last Name

Hundreds

Medium-

Low

Yes

Filter

Diversify Protein Science

Protein science

URM

Name, Institution,

53 and growing

Medium-

High

Yes

Both

Diverse Geologists

Geology

URM

Featured people series

Dozens and growing

High

Yes

Neither

Geoscientists of Color

Geo-

sciences

URM non-white

Last Name, Position,

Affiliation, Sub-field(s)

200+

Medium

Yes

Both

Water Researchers of Color

Water research

URM non-white

Last Name, Position,

Affiliation, Sub-field(s)

150+

Medium

Yes

Both

Association for Women Geoscientists Distinguished Lecturer Program

Geo-

sciences

Women

N/A

43

Medium-

Low

Yes

Neither

Earth Science Women’s Network Member Spotlights

Geo-

sciences

Women

N/A

51

Medium

Yes

Neither

Women Leaders in Fire Science

Geo-

sciences

Women

N/A

62

Medium-

Low

No

Neither

Women in Machine Learning (WiML) Directory

Computing

Women

Name, Position, Affiliation, Keywords

Hundreds

Medium-

High

Yes

Search

21 Women in Tech Speakers  

Tech

Women

N/A

21

Low-

Medium

No

Neither

Fempire: GitHub Women in Tech Speaker List

Tech

Women

Country

Hundreds

Medium

Yes

Filter

Women in Tech Sweden

Tech

Women and allies

N/A

42

Medium

No

Neither

Women in Data Science 2018 Speaker List

Data Science

Women

N/A

15

Low-

Medium

No

Neither

Africa Women in GIS

Data Science, Tech, Women Who Code

African women

N/A

10-20

Low-Medium

Yes

Neither

100+ Women Strong Guest Speaker Database

Engineer-

ing

Women

Topic, Background/degree, Notice required

100+

Low-

Medium

Yes

Filter

Lesbians Who Tech

Tech

Lesbians and Allies

N/A

Hundreds

Low-

Medium

Unknown

Neither

Women Talk Design

Design

Women

Keywords, discipline, topics, industry, location

270

High

Yes

Both

Association for Women in Mathematics

Mathematics

Women

Location (state), Main Research Area, Research Sub-Areas

51

High

Yes

Filter

Women in Number Theory 

Mathe-

matics

Women

Research area, Region, Current Postdocs, Graduating PhDs

Hundreds

Medium

Yes

Filter

UCI Diversity in Math

Mathe-

matics

People of color and white women

N/A

47

Low-

Medium

No

Neither

Women's Media Center

Media

Women

Keyword, Expertise, Location (US), Language, Location (International) Name, data, expertise

1300

High

Yes

Both

The UPDirectory

Philosophy

Underrepresented groups

Name, position, organization, location, area of specialization, self-identification

1500+

High

Yes

Both

Women Also Know Stuff

Govern-

ment & Public Policy

Women

Research Interest, Name, University, Country, Country of Interest

Thousands

High

Yes

Both

The Brussels Binder

Govern-

ment & Public Policy

Women

Name, Sector, Areas of expertise, Regions of expertise, Languages, Country of Residence

Thousands

High

Yes

Search

YouTube Channels and Podcasts (please include direct link to current website with active content):

Science: The Brain Scoop (Emily Graslie)  TheSciJoy (Accessible Science Joy)  WokeSTEM (People of Color in STEM)   Scilabus (Viviane Scilabus)   DrawCuriosity (Ines Laura Dawson)    Science Soapbox (Maryam Zaringhalam)    Science Solved It (Kaleigh Rogers)   Gastropodcast (Cynthia Graber & Nicola Twilley)     ScienceVS (Wendy Zukerman)     Imari Walker (Microplastics/Environment/Education)

Biology: AmoebaSisters (Sarina Peterson & Brianna Rapini)  The Bug Chicks (Kristie Reddick & Jessica Honaker)  ShedScience (Sally LePage) 

Brilliant Botany (Claire Hopkins)  Katherine Gould (anatomy)

Environmental Science: The Roving Naturalist   Zentouro (Miriam Nielsen), Esri and the Science of Where

Physics/Astronomy: UpAndAtom (Jade Tan-Holmes)   PhysicsGirl (Dianna Cowern)  Ariel’s SpaceTime (Ariel Waldman)  I Need My Space

Neuroscience/Psychology: BrainCraft (Vanessa Hill)  NeuroTransmissions (Alie Caldwell)   Brooke Miller (Psychology)

Engineering, Coding, Math: Simone’s Robots (Simone Giertz)   Socratica (Kimberly Harrison)   Hannah Fry (Math) 

Ocean Science: Important Not Important (search for Dawn Wright, Ayana Johnson)

Speakers (please include professional website with contact info and video clips of previous talks)

Note: most of these speakers would prefer to be invited for plenaries & seminars to speak about their STEM research/expertise rather than what it’s like to be a women in STEM and/or DEI issues (unless that preference is specifically noted on website)

General:  Maryam Zaringhala, Florence Schechter (clip 1, clip 2, clip 3)

Biology: Tara Smith (pathogens) Katie Hinde (lactation) Natsai Audrey (synthetic biology)  Asha DeVos (marine biology)  Evelyn Valdez-Ward (botany) Melissa Christina Marquez (sharks)  Letisha Wyatt (neuropharmacology)

Engineering: Nicole Sharp 

Physics/Astronomy: K Renee Horton Jedidah Isler Tyler Valentine Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Emily Calandrelli Katie Mack Angela Speck Clara Nellist

Environmental Science/Ecology: Heidi Steltzer Michelle LaRue Rae Wynn-Grant (video clip) Sian Proctor

Computer science: Pauline Narvas

Ocean science, mapping science: Dawn Wright (media clips)