To further this mission, the NAASC Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (contacts = email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) have created the DiversifyPlantSci online resource, a list of plant biologists from under-represented groups to reference as you seek speakers, reviewers, and participants for career or mentorship opportunities.
We hope to increase diversity and inclusion by making it easy to expand invitations past one’s personal networks**.
1. Nominate yourself if you are a plant scientist who: identifies as a woman; identifies as LGBTQIA+; has a disability; and/or is a member of an under-represented ethnic or racial group***.
2. Please do not nominate others, we allow self-registration only. However we strongly encourage you to forward this form's URL to others that you know and invite them to consider signing up for inclusion.
*https://www.araport.org/community/group/naasc**https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/choosing-reviewers-recognition-not-recall-and-why-lists-like-diversifyeeb-are-useful/***As defined by NSF. Women, persons with disabilities, and three racial and ethnic groups—blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians or Alaska Natives—are underrepresented in US STEM; we also include Filipino. https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/introduction/