Take your Messaging to the Next Level

Public Policy and Advocacy Week

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Digging into the messaging for policy change. 

AWIS Talking Points

Key Messages

In an interview setting, please try to get across these three key messages, which provide a broad overview on the challenge, who we are, and a call to action to get involved with AWIS. These can be modified based on audience.

    • There is a lack of gender diversity in corporate leadership, academia, and in biotech and it is preventing long-term success. The STEM industry needs more professional women in leadership to start and strengthen businesses and stimulate innovation.
      • It is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do for business, for corporate culture, for our nation.
    • AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions. We are committed to advancing women in STEM, sparking innovation, promoting organizational success, and driving systemic change.
      • There are some simple, and fully achievable steps that organizations can take to make a difference. AWIS works with organizations to develop solutions.
      • To join and learn more about AWIS, visit www.awis.org.
      • We are calling on all corporations, academia, research institutions – to partner with us on this mission. America’s global preeminence in the sciences is depending on us.
        • There are proven approaches to make change, including:
          • Recognizing unconscious biases
          • Paying attention to language
          • Creating clear, consistent and transparent evaluation processes

What AWIS Offers

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network that develops research and creates solutions that advance women in STEM and drive systemic change.

  • AWIS, founded in 1971, is the leading organization that advocates on behalf of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation.
  • With nearly 50 years of research, advocacy and corporate engagement, AWIS’ global network of professional women in STEM is unparalleled.
  • Through our partnerships with academic and research institutions and our career database, corporate partners can access a pipeline of top-qualified candidates to strengthen and grow their businesses.
  • AWIS partners are considered thought leaders and gain visibility while contributing to the advancement of women in STEM.

Call to Action

  • We are calling on all corporations, academia, research institutions – to partner with us on this mission. The STEM industry needs more professional women in leadership to start and strengthen businesses and stimulate innovation, and America’s global preeminence in the sciences is depending on us.
    • Pay: There must be pay equity for women in all disciplines of STEM. Women must be compensated fairly without bias or discrimination.
    • Promotion: The advancement of women in STEM industries is critical. Women in STEM must be recognized and promoted in all disciplines and employment sectors (e.g. Corporate America, academic and research institutions, and nonprofit organizations).
    • Participation: Women must have access to resources, tools, and entrepreneurship opportunities to ensure that they can achieve their full potential.
  • Investors can fix the funding gap and remove the bias and barriers that exist and impede women in STEM entrepreneurs from achieving their full potential.
  • There are some simple, and fully achievable steps that organizations can take to make a difference. To learn more or join AWIS, visit awis.org or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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