About East Bay AWIS


Our Mission & Vision

East Bay AWIS (ebAWIS) is a local chapter of the national AWIS advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. AWIS strives to ensure that women in STEM can achieve their full potential by breaking down barriers and creating opportunities.

We envision a day when women will participate fully in STEM as manifested through equal opportunity, pay equity, and recognition 


Our Goals

Goals of the East Bay chapter include mentoring all levels of students, promoting education and science literacy in the community, providing a forum for networking, developing member career and personal skills, enhancing personal empowerment, and building a network with other Diversity & Inclusion organizations. 


Our Sponsors

East Bay AWIS partners with companies who share our vision and wish to support their local STEM community. 2019 sponsors are Boehringer Ingelheim in Fremont and 4D Molecular Therapeutics in Emeryville. More information for becoming a sponsor here.

Northern California Chapter AWIS


The first Northern California Chapter (NCC) of AWIS was founded in Palo Alto, but chapters were formed in East Bay, San Francisco, and Sacramento Valley to accommodate the needs of members in regional growing technology centers. The Northern California Chapters form a joint committee to coordinate programs that include:

  • Winter workshop for professional development
  • Fundraising
  • All-chapter social and networking picnic
  • Annual recognition awards banquet