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
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.
Diversity: We appreciate and celebrate all dimensions of our diversity. Our community is enriched by its diverse set of perspectives, work and life experiences, as well as cultural differences.
Inclusion: We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration inspires and enables our success. We will all rise together.
Belonging: We cultivate a secure environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and is free to express themselves fully without prejudice or fear of judgment. We are here to listen and learn from one another”
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: