WINS is organized by graduate and post-doctoral women in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. Our mission is to support the success and retention of women in the natural sciences. We encourage and support women by raising awareness of gender-specific barriers to careers in the natural sciences and by providing educational resources aimed at helping all members of the community to recognize and mitigate those barriers. We organize mentoring opportunities, panel discussions, round table discussions, and seminars that focus on hurdles to pursuing careers in the natural sciences. Although some of the issues we discuss may affect genders differently, they are not necessarily specific to women. People of all gender identities are therefore strongly encouraged to attend all events sponsored by WINS.