Past Activities

Recent Activities

Dark blue event flyer with the "WWN: For True Diversity in Neuroscience" logo in the top left corner and a graphic of a woman writing on a lap-desk. The event title text reads, "Self-Care Mentoring Circle: Aligning Values, Mentorship, and Goal Setting for Successful Neuroscience Careers." The event description reads, "This SfN virtual networking event will highlight the role of self-care as a critical ingredient for career advancement, with a focus on mentoring, goal setting, and practices that improve coping skills and reduce burnout." The event first took place on November 9, 2021, 7:30-8:30 am Eastern (US & Canada) and the second place on November 10, 2021, 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern (US & Canada).
Purple flyer with a photo of a globe highlighting the African continent, advertising the ALBA-WWN Webinar on what it takes to succeed as a neuroscientist in Africa. Date, time, and registration details are included but now obsolete. Flyer also includes the ALBA Network and World Women in Neuroscience logos.
Light purple flyer with the World Women in Neuro logo in the upper left corner. The event promoted is the webinar, "Strategies to Managing Life as a Foreign Trainee" on September 22, 2021 at 12p EDT. Includes a headshot of Dr. Sonia Bansal of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, who will be leading the discussion.
Black background with yellow and blue text promoting the World Women in Neuroscience webinar for "Gender Disparities in Stress and Mental Health" on October 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. The speakers include Dr. Annabell Segarra (University of Puerto Rico), Dr. Elaine Del Bel (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Dr. Cristina Guatimosim Fonesca (University Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), and Dr. Lihle Qulu (Stellenbosch University, South Africa). The discussion will be hosted by Dr. Orly Weinreb.
Yellow event flyer promoting the event, "World Women in Neuroscience in Collaboration with Neuromatch Academy Present - Neuromatch Academy: Computational Neuroscience Across Borders." The webinar was led by Megan Peters, from UC Irvine and Neuromatch. The event was held on June 10, 2021 at 9:00a PDT/12:00p EDT. The flyer includes logos from WWN and Neuromatch.
Black flyer promoting the World Women in Neuroscience event, "Why Black in Neuro?" featuring the Black In Neuro founder, Angeline Dukes, from UC Irvine (whose photo is included on the flyer). The event took place on July 8, 2021, at 9:00a PDT/12:00p EDT. The flyer includes the WWN and Black In Neuro logos.
On June 10, 2021, Dr. Megan Peters briefly introduced Computational Neuroscience and discussed an online summer school she co-founded, Neuromatch Academy, where anybody can learn more about it. It was an interactive talk where the audience could ask questions. The academy aims to reach students around the world to introduce them to traditional and emerging tools of computational neuroscience and deep learning with an emphasis on theory and model building. For more information about Neuromatch Academy and the courses offered, go to
Flyer for WWN event, "Self Advocacy Social: Impact of Culture, Policies, and Religion," as part of the Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome Virtual Conference on 11 January and 12 January 2021.
Flyer for the WWN website launch on 10 November 2020

Archived Activities

In 2015, WWN received a number of excellent proposals spanning activities in many regions of the world including Africa, Asia, North America, South America, and Europe. The following activities were funded in 2015:

  • India – Women in Neuroscience Symposium in India – Opportunities and Challenges 
  • South Africa – WWN Science Policy Symposium at SONA 2015 – Potential Impact of Implicit Bias on Research Needs and Priorities in Africa
  • Chicago– Workshop at the 2015 SfN meeting titled “WWN Mentoring Circles to increase collaborations, networking and careers in Neuroscience” in Chicago, USA. This Mentoring Circle also features a presentation on Scientific Writing titled: “Writing Scientific Articles – Strategies and Steps” by Dr. Pamela Butler from New York University
  • South Africa – Women in Neuroscience Workshop in SONA 2015: Scientific Achievements – The Impact of Mentoring, Setting Expectations and Lessening Tension between Family and Career
  • Canada – “Social Media as a Tool to Broaden Mentoring and Collaborative Opportunities”. This Seminar Series is focused on Mentoring Strategies, Best Practices for Developing Collaborations and Capitalizing on International Funding Opportunities through Social Media
  •  Pakistan – Meeting on Psycho-Social Neuroscience of Well Being for Women. This meeting was intended to engage the international community on the status of mental health, stigma and stress of women in Pakistan
  • Brazil 2015 IBRO Congress – “Functional Approaches to Increase Collaborations and Strengthen Networks”. The event includes a Funding Workshop and a Mentoring/Networking Circle.
  • Barbados & Dominica – “WWN Peer Mentoring Program – Caribbean Focus”. This initiative leveraged a three day NIH sponsored Workshop in Barbados focused on Research Capacity Building in the Caribbean. Networking for follow-up WWN activities in Dominica are established with Ministry of Health and Ross University Medical School.
  • Egypt – “Workshop on Stem Cell and Neurodegenerative Disorders”. This meeting leverages the 2015 Global Advances in Toxicology meeting and allowed for participation of junior female scientists.
  • Nigeria – Collaborative Research Network (CRNP)

Mentoring Circles

Our past “Mentoring Circle” and mentoring event at FENS 2014 have steadily increased our membership. We also formed strategic partnerships with the Society for Neuroscience, the Federation of the American Society of Experimental Biology (FASEB), and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). We have continued to host Mentoring Circle events at international meetings.

IBRODaegu, South Korea2019
SONALagos, Nigeria2019
SfNChicago, IL, USA2019
SfNSan Diego, CA, USA2018
SfNWashington, DC, USA2017
SfNSan Diego, CA, USA2016
SfNChicago, IL, USA2015
IBRORio de Janeiro, Brazil2015
SfNWashington, DC, USA2014
FENSMilan, Italy2014
SfNSan Diego, CA, USA2013
SONARabat, Morocco2013
SfNNew Orleans, LA, USA2012
FENSBarcelona, Spain2012
SfNWashington, DC, USA2011
IBROFlorence, Italy2011
FENSAmsterdam, The Netherlands2010
SfNSan Diego, CA, USA2010

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World Women in Neuroscience aims to improve career development, mentoring and networking opportunities for female neuroscientists around the world, with special attention to women in disadvantaged regions.

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