We asked mid to senior career women and non-binary people what resources they would recommend. Here’s what they said.

post by KathrynMecrow · 2020-05-10T21:02:43.236Z · score: 23 (8 votes) · EA · GW · 5 comments

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  WANBAM connects and supports a global network of women and non-binary Effective Altruists  through mentorship. This is a crosspost from our blog.
  On Effective Altruism (EA):
  On Finding Jobs:
  On Health and well-being:
  On Management:
  On Start-ups:
  On Productivity:
  On Setting up Organizations:
  On thinking well about International Development:
  On Rationality:
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WANBAM connects and supports a global network of women and non-binary Effective Altruists through mentorship. This is a crosspost from our blog.

This post summarizes the answers they gave to this question- “If you are comfortable sharing, were there any resources your mentor directed you to?”/”If you are comfortable sharing, what are some key resources you recommended that might be useful to others?”

We hope this is a useful resource for people just getting involved in the Effective Altruism (EA) community and those interested in delving further into a particular focus area. This list is live and I will update it continuously on WANBAM’s website. Please note I have not fully vetted everything on it. There are so many topic areas that aren’t covered yet and we expect this list to grow over time to include them.

If you enjoyed this list and might like to learn more- our mentee application round is open from now until the 5 June!

On Effective Altruism (EA):

On Finding Jobs:

On Health and well-being:

On Management:

On Start-ups:

On Productivity:

On Setting up Organizations:

On thinking well about International Development:

On Rationality:

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comment by brb243 · 2020-05-11T14:33:51.944Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you for sharing this. As a non-binary person (this clause is excessive yet I wish to include), I can second Rowan_Stanley's viewpoint that I too am familiar with most of the resources. Yet, there are some that I did not know before. Specifically, that is EA Work Club - and, the linked ImpactMatters website that rates charities based on the cost per unit output in several cause areas. Co-founded by Dean Karlan, the co-founder of IPA, this site has the potential to outcompete GiveWell. Apparently, they are looking for support/interns ;)

comment by KathrynMecrow · 2020-05-11T16:24:50.134Z · score: 9 (4 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you, as Rowan says the intention of keeping the list is really to build go-to introductory level and particularly used resources with the goal of expanding how useful we are to the EA community (specifically newcomers) in general. Thanks so much for these links. Also, not to plug our own work but we are running a seminar series right now where we interview mid level to senior level women in the EA community. Details on our Facebook page. Love to see you both there. Our next one is with Rosie Campbell from PAI. :)

comment by brb243 · 2020-05-13T11:57:44.896Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

OK, that is great, thanks! I cannot see the Rosie Campbell talk on the EA international events calendar. Could you please add these talks there? (e. g. for FB non-users).

comment by KathrynMecrow · 2020-05-13T12:16:06.011Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Sure! I had no idea this existed :) Thank you.

comment by Rowan_Stanley · 2020-05-11T02:26:56.663Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for sharing!

Maintaining a list of resources seems like a good way to help people get some of the benefits of mentoring, even if/when there aren't mentors available.

I was already familiar with most of the things on the list, but there are a few that are new to me and seem interesting/potentially valuable.