A few weeks ago we published “8 Scientists talk about Marine Protected Areas,” a post derived from an email chain of 8 experts talking about recent MPA policies. We were rightfully criticized by scientist Gabby Ahmadia on twitter for featuring 8 men and no women. Upon closer scrutiny of our network of fishery experts, we realized that it skews towards late-career scientists and is thus very male-dominated, a product of institutional barriers that have historically prevented women from entering academia (especially STEM). Fortunately, more women are entering STEM fields and the pool of scientific expertise is as large and diverse as ever. From now on we will do a better job reaching out to a broader pool of experts to solicit comments and input. We also invite any scientist or expert to reach out unsolicited (email or twitter)!