OWSD has been working hard to improve the number and quality of women scientists in the Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) region. Our Vice President Kleinsy Bonilla is from Guatemala. There are 10 National Chapters already established in LAC and many organizing teams are preparing to establish chapters in their countries. Specific efforts are being devoted to strengthening OWSD communities in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Three PhD fellowships have been awarded since LAC countries first became eligible in 2015, to women from Bolivia, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Six countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, and Venezuela) have also hosted PhD fellows from 13 countries worldwide. Three Early Career fellowships have also been awarded to women in LAC, in Bolivia and Guatemala.