We found that many postdocs and graduate students would like to do something to promote women in astronomy and help create a female-friendly workplace, but their time was limited. Here are some suggestions.
1. Get your department/company/ organization to endorse the Pasadena Recommendations.
Start by going to the web site and printing out the brochure
Note: it is not important that all the recommendations are currently followed; it is important that the principles are supported.
2. Invite your department chair/boss/ research supervisor to attend a CSWA-sponsored session and/or Town Hall at the next AAS meeting.
This information is available on the AAS meeting web site.
3. Get a friend/colleague to subscribe to AASWOMEN, CSWA’s weekly electronic newsletter.
Simply send e-mail to majordomo_at_aas.org, with message in the BODY: subscribe aaswlist your_email_address
4. Comment on a Women_in_ Astronomy blog posting.
5. Attend a career development workshop at an AAS meeting.
6. Get your friends/colleagues to read STATUS, CSWA’s semiannual publication. It consists of original and reprinted articles on topics relating to women in astronomy, in science and/or in society. Then get together to discuss an article.
7. Create a brochure of the family-friendly policies at your institution.
8. Put together an e-mail list of the postdocs in your department/ research group and invite them all out for coffee. (Suggested by Amber Straughn, GSFC)
9. Present a lunch talk in your department/research group summarizing the info and outcomes of the Women in Astronomy III conference. (Suggested by Laura Lopez, UCSC)
10. Make a suggestion to add to this list.