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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 formed the AWIS NJ chapter in the 80's at Rutgers the State University.
My co-founder is Dr. Ruth Berman Reisberg. The other members are Dr. Marian Glenn now professor of cell biology at Seton Hall University. Dr.
Ruby Evangelista Kirkup who was membership secretary with PhD in Chemistry from U of Hawaii. She finished BS major in Chemistry from College of the Holy Spirit in Manila, my alma mater who presented me with a Distinguished Alumna in 2010. Dr. Alice Sari Tempel who worked at South Plainfield Environmental Commission. Claudia of Carter Wallace and MaryJane at Soils and Crops, Rutgers U. Dr. Alice Colby handled the anti Star Wars conference. many more...I attended some of the AWIS-Central Jersey Chapter meetings. I have a lunch date with the current president of AWIS-NJChapter-Joanne Gere.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I think AWIS is a great organization for promoting equality of women in STEM careers. I have benefited from their webinars and opportunities to get writing experience by contributing to AWIS magazine as well as social media sites. I have also found the organization useful for networking and the members I have contacted for informational interviews have been very helpful to my career exploration.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a women in science, whose career has taken her to industry (and not academia) I find AWIS to be a valuable resource that keeps me connected to current policies, advocacy happenings, and events. Also, I really enjoy how AWIS provides members with information about the history of the women's movement within STEM fields. Overall, this is one of the most useful professional organizations to which I belong.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

AWIS has provided me with several invaluable opportunities that have really boosted my career.

lisaraenae

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS for forty years, has brought together women in science to enable them to support one another in their on-going careers and to reach out to young women as they begin a new career in science. From on-going educational seminars, to opportunities to interact with and help both young and elder female scientists continue to accel, AWIS provides a place for women to grow together in their fields and as women contributing to the greater human good through science.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is a great organization, providing opportunities for those in the science field to develop and to network.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a member of AWIS in college and recently rejoined as a Ph.D. student. AWIS is a great organization that provides many resources for women to achieve a successful and fulfilling career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with AWIS for now three years. It is a wonderful organization to promote and advance women in science. It offers a number of events, providing an opportunity to network, get and give mentoring and also offers a number of talks by experienced scientific professionals about careers, hot topics in science etc.
This organization provides a foundation for women to gain the confidence in an extremely competitive career path.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AWIS is a great way to connect with and inspire women in the sciences in your area. As a woman, I am well aware that we are very underrepresented, underpaid, and underresourced in the technical fields- AWIS promotes group unity, networking and volunteer events to inspire those of us who are already in the job or higher education market, as well as those younger women who may be unsure about what their future can hold in the sciences. In a world where positive affirmation is hard to come by, AWIS provides each of its members and the outreach programs the confidence to be an intelligent and ambitious woman, who can make as much of a difference in the world as anyone else.

Sarah E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of and volunteer for AWIS since 2009. I have worked primarily with AWIS Magazine, a quarterly publication that is entirely volunteer-run. The magazine is an essential part of AWIS, highlighting important achievements by women scientists, and inspiring young women to make a difference.