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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Technology

Mission: AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Member Services - Services include publications on scientific studies and access to digital resources. In addition, members receive support through mentoring and networking.Other services - includes extensive website and digital resources on scientific policy, grant opportunities, and upcoming events. Information and resources - responses to queries regarding women in science, ranging from general statistics to requests for specific information on resources for funding.Magazine - a quarterly publication for members provides resources to promote women in fields of science and technology.

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found this organization by chance when I saw their booth at a meeting. Their rep answered all questions and was so enthusiastic i joined immediately. When I began receiving their newsletter and saw both the breadth of their articles and the commitment to women in science I volunteered in whatever capacity they needed. \At both the national and the local levels this organization is by far the most personalized, committed, helpful and well organized with which I have ever been associated. Every woman in science, mathematics, statistics, engineering or related fields can find major benefit in and from this group

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is a premier professional organization for women. I have had the good fortune of being associated with AWIS as a volunteer for their newsletter. Their newsletter and career pages are full of exciting resources for women in science. The seminars hosted by AWIS are insightful and highly helpful for networking. In fact, I have had occasion to utilize strategies from a negotiation seminar hosted by AWIS in my career and have benefitted hugely from it. In short, I would recommend AWIS as an excellent and one of its kind, outstanding professional resource for women in science!

Jennifer95

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is steadfastly focused on advocating the interests and equalizing participation of women in science and technology. AWIS provides ongoing programming through a nationwide membership network and alignment with numerous professional societies. AWIS, as well, is wholly committed to professional development, mentorship and networking.

In my most recent year of membership, I have enjoyed a number of professional development STEMinars, attended several AWIS-hosted functions, and participated in a Women in STEM advocacy program on Capitol Hill.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been a member of the Bethesda Chapter for many years, frequently attend DC chapter events, and helped start the Greater Baltimore Chapter a couple of years ago. Have been on both the mentee and mentor side of the conversation. AWIS helped me to learn to network so well that I can now teach other people. It does important research and advocacy work on the national level while encouraging meaningful professional connections on the local level. When advising early career women I often recommend AWIS for all these reasons.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

AWIS is an organization that embodies the very principles it advocates - networking, mentoring and leadership. I have been involved with AWIS as a volunteer from my first days as a member of this group and it continues to be an extremely gratifying experience. I have had the opportunity to meet women professionals in my field, learn from women scientists who are further along in their career paths than myself and have graciously been afforded opportunity after opportunity for my own self-growth and professional development within this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very glad that I have become a member of this organization! I have met amazing inspiring women through this network, got the opportunity to do some writing for AWIS and enjoyed many exciting events planned by this association!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is an excellent organization whose primary mission is to empower women in the STEM fields. By providing career development opportunities and outreach programs to the schools around Chicago-land area, the Chicago chapter specifically does an exceptional job of bringing female scientists together from all STEM fields and expertise levels.

Mary79

Volunteer

Rating: 4

AWIS provides all generations of women in science, on many different life paths, opportunities to network and collaborate to find ways to advance the mission of engaging more girls, and advocating for the advancement of women in science fields. My personal involvment is with outreach and mentoring.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is a wonderful organization that encourages women to start a career in science and helps them evolve in their scientific career path. The AWIS offers many opportunities for networking and mentoring as well as professional development resources, both at the local and national levels, thereby providing a foundation for women to build upon to gain the confidence to achieve in a highly competitive career in science. Given the under-representation of women at upper-professional levels in science, the importance of maintaining an organization that provides resources for women in science and gives them confidence to succeed despite the existing barriers is critical. Therefore, AWIS is an outstanding association that changes the life of many women. It definitely changed mine. Thanks, AWIS!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is a unique non profit organization that supports Women in Science nation wide. It provides tremendous opportunities for networking, mentoring, STEM programs and fellowships, and many seminars that help women to develop their careers paths and build leadership skills and achieve higher goals.

Natalie L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is a great organization that links women who are historically and presently a minority in the science disciplines. AWIS allows young females to identify good mentors, and is an excellent networking tool.