Over the last few months, I have been learning about many initiatives and organizations that are focused on connecting people in the sciences in the hopes of enhancing opportunities for them. Two organizations that are useful resources for people in the sciences are YourPh.D. and Benchfly.
YourPhD, http://www.yourphd.com/, was created by Dora Farkas a Ph.D. graduate from MIT, to help students navigate their graduate school experience including pre, during, and post graduate school. Her book is a great read for anyone looking for guidance.
BenchFly, http://www.benchfly.com/ is an organization I recently learned about. Benchfly aims to provide people in the sciences a community to aid in personal development and changing the image of the scientist. Their videos are great and provide a "personality" to make scientific experiments, tools, thoughts, etc. A link to Benchfly's blog is http://www.benchfly.com/blog/#