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Review for ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INC, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Being a member of AWIS is a voluntary financial and professional commitment renewed for many years now with much enthusiasm. The organization has changed in many ways over the years, responding to and leading member interests. The leadership of board members has demonstrated an acute awareness of the changing nature of the role women are playing in science and engineering. As the fields evolve so to do the battles. As the national STEM enterprise has evolved, so to have the issues. Where once it would have been acceptable to exclude women from most fields, now it is no longer the rule and increasingly no long the social practice in many fields. AWIS has shown leadership in helping educational and training institutions to be more responsive and responsible for the experience of women scientists and engineers. AWIS has challenged professional organizations of scientists and engineers to open their doors and honors to more transparent and honest engagement of women. AWIS has brought together thousands of women scientists and engineers in support of one another, support that often takes the form of encouragement and advice, and occasionally the form of assertive declarations for justice and fairness.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

To me, AWIS is open for all without regard to ones disciplinary field, the stage of ones career, the location or nature of the organization or institutions where one studies, works, or trains.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I've been a member who has helped with recruiting new members, promoted membership to incoming classes of aspiring scientists and engineers, and I've celebrated and broadcast the achieves of AWIS and its members.