Member Spotlight

William Putwen

U.S. Navy Veteran, BSN-RN Student at Keiser University
Junior Member since 2015

 

“As a male ally, I’m practicing the AWIS mission in my daily life by taking a stand on the challenges women in STEM face every day.”

What do you think is the most important attribute that enables a woman to successfully lead a community that supports
women in STEM?

The most important attribute that enables a woman to successfully lead a community that supports women in STEM is assertiveness.

What do you aspire to accomplish in your career and why?

After completing eight years of service in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, I decided to continue my education as a civilian in the nursing field. I want to finish my bachelor’s degree in nursing and possibly pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. The nursing profession has always interested me because I enjoy working in a friendly, noncompetitive environment that focuses on compassion and commitment to helping others. I like having that direct connection with patients, which other medical professionals don’t often experience.

How has AWIS helped you professionally and/or personally?

In our society, men are expected to be confident, and we believe that our opinions are always valuable. Being an AWIS member has encouraged me to challenge that viewpoint and listen to what women have to say, and to respect their point of view as an ally. As a male ally, I’m practicing the AWIS mission in my daily life by taking a stand on the challenges women in STEM face every day.

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