AWIS Advocacy in Action
To ensure that all women in science and STEM related fields can achieve their full potential, our advocacy work focuses on achieving positive system transformation, equitable workplaces, and recognition of women’s scientific and leadership achievements.
AWIS Members from Texas, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland join AWIS CEO Sandy Robert, CAE, to advocate for legislation that advances diversity in STEM.
Throughout history, racism and bias have made their way into science. Flagrant injustice such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, forced sterilization, and experimentation without informed consent are less common today. Yet implicit and unconscious bias still affect what gets studied, who is funded to perform the research, and the demographics included in clinical trials. Together we must work to remove this bias from science.
Often advocating for a policy change is more successful by starting on the local or state level, or even within your university or company. AWIS National is here to offer resources for you to advocate for issues you care about.