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