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The monthly news and information digest about women in STEM

April 2019

» ICYMI

 AWIS for our STEM to Market accelerator and intentional investing initiative. STEM to Market addresses investor bias to broaden access to capital for women of color STEM entrepreneurs.
 Virtual Visiting Scholars synthesize research to determine the effectiveness of inclusive STEM workplace interventions. 

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 : On Wednesday, April 24, top-tier industry leaders tackle the barriers to equity in STEM workplaces at . Follow the live twitter coverage at .
 Awards and nominations are an impactful tool to fight for equity in STEM. AWIS research finds women and underrepresented minorities win prizes at more representative rates when they make up at least 30 percent of the nominee pool.

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» The Bottom Line

AWIS has always been a conduit to meet like-minded women and allies in STEM whom I have learned a lot from. The power in exchanging stories and engaging with others who serve in STEM has a tremendous positive impact on one’s professional and personal growth.”

– Tawni Koutchesfahani, senior director, Contract Manufacturing of Drug Product at Catalyst Biosciences spoke to Lab Manager Magazine. She is an AWIS Sustaining Member since 2008 and a STEM to Market advisory board member.

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