Welcome to Women of Wildlife

The Women of Wildlife Community was created to promote and support women in the wildlife profession and to provide mentoring opportunities and advice. The community members – composed of volunteers housed within The Wildlife Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Working Group and staff develops symposia and programming, and hosts networking events for local, national, and international meetings. 

We are housed under the IDEA Working Group and encourage you to become a member of that working group so you stay informed on all aspects of diversity and inclusion within TWS.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at TWS

The Wildlife Society is committed to the identification and removal of barriers to recruitment, effective mentoring, retention of a diverse workforce, and to communicating with a diverse array of stakeholders. Through ongoing diversity initiatives, TWS has been working with partner organizations and TWS members to develop recommendations for increasing recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in the wildlife profession. Society members and staff have developed a number of resources and publications to further engage on diversity and inclusion. Staff and members are dedicated to strengthening and supporting diversity efforts within the Society and throughout the wildlife profession.

For more information on how DEI is incorporated into TWS, see TWS’ DEI webpage.


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Credit: Brian Loflin

This Working Group of The Wildlife Society shall have as its scope of organization the study and transfer of information relative to the recruitment, retention, and career-long mentoring of wildlife scientists and managers from ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds previously underrepresented in natural science professions. Through its activities, the Working Group will strive to increase awareness of the importance of diversity among members of the Society and the profession at large.

For more information, see the IDEA Working Group webpage.



If you are interested in being added to our email listserv, please sign up below. We promise not to spam or email you daily. Being on this listserv includes the periodic email from community members on upcoming webinars or opportunities to help plan and organize our symposia, panel, or networking event hosted at TWS’ Annual Conference. If you have questions, please email us at womenofwildlifetws@gmail.com or your can contact our Chair Kathy Granillo (kgbirder55 at gmail.com) directly.