Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.
AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.
AWIS has a vision for women in STEM to be:
Compensated fairly and without discrimination
Advanced equitably and without bias
Exposed to successful role models in leadership positions
Recognized and respected for their scientific and leadership achievements
AWIS champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.
ABOUT AWIS CENTRAL MA
The AWIS Worcester Affiliate Group was formed in November of 2014 to bring more career development and leadership training opportunities to Central Massachusetts as well as to strengthen local networks and build new ties between the institutions and industries of the greater Worcester area. In July 2016, we became a full chapter: AWIS Central Massachusetts.