About East Bay AWIS

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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 

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Our Goals

 Goals of the East Bay chapter include providing a forum for networking and creating a supportive community, developing member career and personal skills, enhancing personal empowerment, and mentoring students of all levels. 

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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

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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