Why Join The Mums In Science Network?
Find Support To Help You Stay In, Or Return To Work
Meet like-minded people who have been through, or are going through similar struggles that you are, to help and give support.
Join Or Create New Groups & Forums Created By Members
Groups can be public to share with the world, or private for just you and invited members.
Find And Post Jobs Suitable For Women
The Mums in Science job board is free to use for both employees and employers.
Use Our Easy Messaging System To Stay In Touch
Stay in touch with connections, create and respond to groups & forums on the go, using our mobile and tablet friendly layouts.
It Is Completely Free To Use This Site
Mums in Science is run by part-time staff and volunteers. Our costs are covered by the generous donations of sponsors.
We Are Getting Better All The Time
We are always developing & improving the resources we offer. Let us know if you have ideas on how we can get even better.
Learn a little more about Mums in Science and how we started
Mums in Science started in 2005 after its founder, Dr Shara Cohen, identified the need for STEM mums to be supported. Shara was a senior scientist in 2000 when she left mainstream science on the birth of her first daughter. That same year she established a scientific communications company, which enabled her to use her scientific knowledge and connections to communicate science research between academia, clinical practice and industry, whilst also caring for her family. By 2005 she had two daughters and a thriving company, but saw many women her age leaving science completely due to family constraints and lack of support. So she established Mums in Science which started as a blog and has grown into an international network of people providing information and support.
Meet our Team
We have an international team of paid staff, volunteers, and interns. We apply equal opportunities to all in our employment, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, marital status and social class. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.