The Black Women in Science (BWiS) Network is a community for women of African and Caribbean heritage in various stages of their scientific careers. The BWiS Network believes that everyone should be encouraged to pursue careers of their choice and wants to make sure that our members feel equipped to do so.
Black women face pressures both within and outside the workplace. BWiS Network provides a safe space in which black women can come and ask/give advice and seek support in their careers.
In the future, the BWiS Network is keen to be a unified voice, impacting legislation and influencing change so that black women feel comfortable and supported in their careers. As an inclusive network, BWiS is also keen to consult companies and organisations that wish to better understand the realities of what it is to be an African and/or Caribbean woman in the scientific industry.