Welcome to the AWIS Washington, DC Chapter
The purpose of AWIS DC Metropolitan chapter is to increase the number of women obtaining their degrees in science and technology at all levels, increase the number of women participating in the scientific and technological workforce at all levels, raise public awareness of the scientific and technologic skills and contributions of women, collaborate with other scientific, educational, and women’s organizations in developing national and community programs that meet the above goals, provide awards for and recognition of individual women scientists in order to advance the above goals. AWIS DC Metro advances these goals by providing local professional development, leadership, and networking opportunities for members and affiliates. The AWIS DC Metro membership is comprised of women and men with a wide range of educational backgrounds and career and professional development goals who share an interest in promoting the advancement of women in science.
AWIS Chapters extend the reach and effectiveness of our collective advocacy efforts on behalf of women in STEM. Chapters are robust, multidisciplinary communities that bring together stakeholders from a wide range of employment sectors, scientific disciplines, and career stages. Their activities can vary greatly based on the leadership and community they serve. By joining a Chapter, members have opportunities to advance their careers through professional development, mentoring, information sharing, outreach and professional networking in formal and informal social settings.
Additional information is available about this Chapter on their website and social media pages. Membership in AWIS National is a requirement for participation in an AWIS Chapter.