Association for Women in Science

1321 Duke Street, Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 894-4490 | Fax: (703) 894-4489
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Principal Staff:
Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director
Cindy Simpson, Director of Programs and External Relations
Alice Popejoy, Public Policy Fellow

Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education
Founded: 1971
Total Members: 15,000

Mission Statement:
AWIS champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) 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.

Subject Expertise:
Work-life effectiveness; Mentoring; Workplace flexibility; Rentention, re-entry, and re-training for women in STEM; Recognition of women in STEM careers; Research on implicit bias and its impact on the STEM workforce

Key Publications:
AWIS Magazine; Washinton Wire; AWIS in Action! Advocacy and Public Policy Newsletter; Mentoring Handbook: Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships