Some may think that the concept of having a Women-In-Entomology network is unnecessary and outdated: the proportion of women graduate students in entomology in the pipeline generally reflects that of the population; biology has historically had fewer serious issues relating to gender than the more basic sciences (physics, math, & chemistry); women are actively getting student awards to a greater degree than their numbers might suggest; and we don't want to think of ourselves as needing anything special to compete.
While all of these things may be true, many are still left wondering where do these women in the pipeline, those competing for awards, go when we try to identify someone to nominate for an ESA Award or elected office, or fill tenure track positions and administrative positions? Many people speculate and I have been collecting links to these that I'd like to start to share with you in the hopes that you will add your own thoughts and links to expand this discussion. A goal is to try to do our part to identify and nominate deserving women of our Society for awards (first deadline for honorary membership and fellows is March 15th; a whole host of other ESA and Foundation award nominations are due July 15th), encourage them to submit interesting topics for symposia (program symposia are due January 31st), join committees, and run for elected offices within the Society.
I'll add my first link in a separate comment to this thread.