AWIS IS A LEADING VOICE FOR WOMEN IN STEM
The advocacy and equity committee of the AWIS governing board sets the direction of public policy for the organization by outlining public policy objectives, developing position statements relevant to AWIS members, and participating in public policy activities.
AWIS strives to address the issues that cause women to leave the STEM pipeline.
Better known for its role in athletics, Title IX is designed to ensure equal access and opportunities for everyone, including women in STEM as well as pregnant and parenting women.
Women in STEM suffer a smaller wage gap than women in other professions, but they still earn 86 cents for every dollar earned by a man in STEM.
Awards & Recognition
Awards and recognition by one's peers are important for promotion and job satisfaction. Women are routinely underrepresented among award winners for their scholarly contributions.
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions that are activated involuntarily without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.
Women remain underrepresented in university technology transfer activities due to a variety of factors including reduced outreach, implicit bias, and a lower access to start-up capital.
Attracting and retaining highly qualified women is essential in rebuilding a competitive and innovative 21st century manufacturing workforce.