My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Association for Women in Science Inc, Alexandria, VA, USA
Women in STEM fields face all kinds of challenges, and AWIS helps navigate these with information, awareness, education, and personalized mentoring programs. I have been a mentor with the Palo Alto Chapter of AWIS since 1997, and it has been enormously rewarding to be a sounding board for graduate students and postdocs in the sciences. I've watched many grow in their careers and make hard choices along the way; but with the benefit of a supportive network rather than the isolation I felt as a graduate student back in my day. AWIS brings attention nationally to women working in STEM, to give them the recognition they deserve.
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AWIS is very active in Washington, D.C. in advocacy. It would be good to do this at the state level as well. We need our elected representatives to see all the talent we have in this country.
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