Supporting mothers, empowering women.
There’s a widespread myth that women have to choose between a career and having a family, but it’s never been questioned that men can have both. Nevertheless, despite the challenges and lack of support, time and again women have proven they can be mothers and have a successful career.
We want to break the myth that mothers are less competent or committed to their work than fathers or childless individuals. It’s also our goal to raise awareness of the double standards that force working mothers to be superheroes, because they lack support at work and often at home, and this is where the real problem lies.
To begin with, we have built a strong community and support network for mothers in science and created safe spaces online to host friendly discussions. We also feature amazing moms in science and their journeys on this website and our Instagram account, and we publish articles on a variety of topics, including resources, tips and advice, research on motherhood penalty, among others.
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community, and we welcome mothers from any career in science, not just academia and not just research or careers directly related to science.
We hope our resource will encourage mothers, fathers, and parents-to-be to thrive in their careers, pursue their ambitions, and fulfil their true potential. And without feeling guilty.
We believe that by giving a voice to moms and creating a strong community, we can make a positive impact and promote change. Together we’re louder, together we’re stronger.
Thank you for your love and support.
Isabel & Sonal