Monthly Archives: December 2016

Message from AWIS National

Photo credit: Theophilos Papadopoulos

At AWIS, this is what we resolve to do, together:

In 2017, with our allies, we will amplify one another’s voices, collaborate locally and nationally to acheive ambitious outcomes, and speak knowledgably using proven methods to influence systemic change.

Some of us are articulate advocates and influencers already; others are discovering where we want to make an impact. All of us will grow in the new year. Every small step pushes us closer to success. Start here:

  1. Challenge the recognition gap for women in science by recognizing a colleague for their accomplishments in STEM research and leadership.
  2. Be an active member of a grassroots AWIS chapters or affiliate group. Mentor, learn from a mentor, share new opportunities, and positively reinforce your colleagues and peers.
  3. Participate in the Women’s March in Washington or a satellite event in your area. It is a visible chance to demonstrate that we support women in STEM.
  4. Cultivate your allyship skills for other women and under-represented professionals in STEM. Join our upcoming webinar, review past events, think about how positive change can start with you.

Let’s make 2017 a strong, bold, assertive year for women in STEM!

Sheri Potter,
Director of Community and Stakeholder Engagement
Association for Women in Science

Holiday Social Dec 14th


Thanks to all of you who joined us at Palo Alto AWIS’s Holiday Social on Wednesday, Dec 14th from 6-9pm.

It was an exclusive evening at Bradley’s Fine Diner in Menlo Park — we mingled with Silicon Valley STEM professionals in the Holiday Spirit!

Looking forward to more fun events next year…

Expanding Your Horizons 2017

Near San Ramon? Here’s something fun: the 2017 Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is coming up — save the date!


The conference will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Diablo Valley College in San Ramon. This is your opportunity to interact with 300 girls (or as we’d like to call them, budding scientists) in grades 6-9 and show them how fun a career in math and science can be.

Tri-Valley is looking for volunteers to perform the following leadership roles:

  • Workshop leader or back-up workshop leader
  • Career Fair/Science Expo
  • Facilities
  • Hall monitors
  • Photographer
  • Registration

For those who participated previous years, you’ll remember how much the girls loved going from table to table meeting people and learning about the different career and college opportunities.

For more information visit