Support the fight for diversity and inclusion in STEM
The results of last Tuesday's election underscore the importance of the work that is being done by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Now that we've had a few days to process the outcome, many are asking what does this mean for progress? What can we do? We believe we must stay focused on these fundamental facts: That the advancement of women will and must continue, and does not depend on one election or one candidate.
AWIS remains the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our commitment and dedication to changing the culture of STEM to be more inclusive is critical for the continued success of our members and the broader community. Support our work by making a donation today.
AWIS' research on women in STEM drives our advocacy efforts, our policy positions, and our career-focused programs and initiatives. Our actionable data will continue to drive solutions which positively impact the continued career success for women in STEM and, ultimately, the STEM workforce. Since AWIS' founding in 1971, we have been fighting to ensure that women in STEM are compensated and advanced fairly, recognized and respected for their achievements, and visible as leaders.
Most recently, AWIS co-hosted a U.S. Senate briefing on "Women in STEM: Ways to Address Gender Inequity to Advance US Global Competitiveness." Dr. Pamela McCauley, a member of the AWIS National Governing Board of Directors, represented AWIS on a panel that discussed issues of discrimination, sexual harassment and the gender gap - highlighting the specific challenges women of color face. Dr. McCauley remarked that she has been dismissed as a statistic more than once in her life and as a result it is her personal mission to speak on behalf of women in science.
So, we will continue to fight and to advocate on your behalf through continuous education of our elected officials in the Administration, Congress and the Federal Agencies.
But we can't do it alone. We need your support, donate or join AWIS today. Together, we are stronger, and together, we will support policies and programs which seek to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM.
Janet Bandows Koster
Executive Director & CEO
Association for Women in Science
1667 "K" Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006