THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. Member- ship is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.

VISION

AWIS has a vision for women in STEM to be:
Compensated fairly and without discrimination
Advanced equitably and without bias
Exposed to successful role models in leadership positions
Recognized and respected for their scientific and leadership achievements

MISSION

AWIS champions the interests of women in science, technology engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

 

STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS

The AWIS Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 focuses on three strategic pillars:

  1. Positive system transformation
  2. Leadership and talent development
  3. Organizational capacity

For additional information and to join AWIS, go to www.awis.org or email awis@awis.org.