The Supernova Foundation is a global, virtual mentoring programme aimed at women undergraduate and postgraduate physics students, mostly from developing countries, to try to improve gender equality in physics. We target women in physics departments with few or no woman role models and use mentoring by senior female researchers at other institutes to empower them and give them the support they need to stay in physics.
A new website is being developed which has a user area allowing mentors to select the mentees they want to work with, which will greatly facilitate the application process and has up until now prevented the growth of the Foundation. The backend of the website also now has the ability to regular request feedback from mentors and mentees to help track the health of the programme. The website will be completed soon.