Essential Reasons to Join
AWIS membership provides a portfolio of personal benefits as well as the satisfaction of lending your voice to the only multi-disciplinary grassroots movement supporting women in STEM.
NATIONAL & LOCAL MEMBERSHIP
An AWIS membership offers women in STEM a national and local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of women across all disciplines and employment sectors. At the national level, AWIS touts a membership of more than 5,000 individual members and 50 chapters across the country. At the local level, members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to grow their network, have access to leadership development opportunities, and participate in community involvement.
AWIS members enjoy exclusive access to benefits and programs that are designed to help achieve personal success. We offer a multitude of benefits, including our ever-popular AWIS "STEMinars," that deliver bottom line savings to our members while providing value and resources that are critical to a successful career in STEM.
AWIS members have access to a dynamic online platform that offers a multitude of tools and resources critical for navigating the everyday challenges of the STEM workplace. Members are assigned a unique username and password upon joining— providing a powerful platform for building a national network, connecting with peers, and tapping into valuable resources.
Iin addition to our award-winning AWIS Magazine, we offer a variety of online communication vehicles that provide our members with pertinent information that will help make the most of their membership experience. Members also receive the bi-monthly Washington Wire - a "one-stop shop" e-newsletter with a collection of timely information and resources; and our calendar of events help our members and chapter leaders actively participate at local and national events.
ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY
The online member directory enables members to update and manage their own profile and connects the entire membership base for networking opportunities.
The Online Communities is a social network platform designed to connect our members at the national level around a common interest area. Members have the opportunity to sign-up for various online communities to build an extended national network and work together on topics that make a difference in the women’s business community.
ADVOCACY & LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
AWIS represents a significant and united voice on issues that impact America's STEM enterprise. Keep up on national advocacy initiatives and trends that impact your work, your life, and your community.
AWIS gives recognition to women and men who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the achievement of equity for women STEM.
AWIS provides opportunities for members to hone their leadership skills at the local and national level. Our extensive network of volunteer leaders are critical to the success of AWIS and contribute significantly to building a legacy for the next generation of women in STEM.
AWIS EDUCATIONAL AWARDS
Financial assistance to defray the increasing cost of a STEM education. Winners also get an immediate network of peers that extend beyond school and the lab, as well as access to AWIS mentors and members.