The network was initiated by co-workers at the Dept. of Geology in 2003 and was in the beginning an informal regular lunch club discussing science, careers and equality issues. During 2007 the network expanded to include the faculty of Science, LU and related indstries. In 2012 the network was further expanded to include the faculty of Medicine and the faculty of Engineering (LTH). In 2013 we merged with StepUp, a PhD student and postdoc network focusing on career planning. In 2015, WINGS merged with the female grass root network WISE at CIRCLE, part of USV. We believe that by creating strong scientific networks, we can highlight our competence within the network and in interactions with others. We have contact with women in academia, industry, research institutes and funding agencies.