About AWIS

A Global Network of 100,000 Members,
Allies, and Supporters

We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.

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What We Do

We promote women leaders in STEM by driving systemic change through research, advocacy, and career-focused initiatives.

Advocacy and Public Engagement

AWIS works at the nexus of STEM and gender to provide high-quality policy solutions and recommendations for broadening participation across all disciplines and employment sectors.

Talent and Leadership Development

AWIS helps women in STEM achieve their full potential through leadership and professional talent development at all career stages and in all workplace settings.

Research and Analysis

AWIS provides research and analysis on contemporary issues relevant to America’s STEM enterprise. Thoughtful leadership includes workforce recruitment, retention, and recognition.

Publications and Media

AWIS honors excellence in STEM by recording women’s contributions and impact on society as executives, educators, volunteers, mathematicians, moms, scientists, and engineers.

Our Vision

As a result of the work we do, women in STEM will be:

  • Compensated fairly and without discrimination;
  • Advanced equitably and without bias;
  • Respected and recognized for their scientific achievements;
  • Exposed to successful role models in leadership positions; and
  • Able to achieve optimum work/life integration.

AWIS by the Numbers

AWIS by Discipline

  • Agricultural Science 1.8%
  • Astronomy & Physical Sciences 6.2%
  • Behavioral Science 1.1%
  • Biological Science 34.5%
  • Chemistry 9.2%
  • Computer Science 4.1%
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences 3.9%
  • Engineering 6.8%
  • Geosciences 1.4%
  • Health and Medical Sciences 18%
  • Mathematics 1.5%
  • Social Sciences 4.2%
  • Social Sciences 6%
  • Other 7.4%

AWIS by Employment Sector

  • Academia (Higher Ed) 24%
  • Academia (K-12) 1%
  • Government/Military/Public Service 20%
  • Industry/Business 21%
  • Nonprofit Organization 12%
  • Self-Employed 2%
  • Other 20%

AWIS Strategic Plan

The AWIS Strategic Plan for 2015–2018 focuses on three strategic pillars:

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

Find out more by downloading a copy of our strategic plan.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We strongly believe that organizations function more effectively with diversity of thought, and the inclusion of varying voices.  Each of us has unique strengths and attributes and embracing these differences is important to make our organizations exceptional places to work. Since 1971, AWIS has embraced and respected the value of a diverse and inclusive community reflective of the rich experience of our membership, board, and employees.

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