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Coffee Chat, Sat. 7/21/17 & call for officers!

posted Jul 21, 2017, 10:54 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

Coffee Chat / Tea Talk details:
-We'll discuss this great wikiproject to increase representation of females in science articles on wikipedia: 
-WhenSat. July 22, 10am to 12pm
-Where: Shaw's Coffee on the Hill, map:
-Who: anyone is welcome!

We're also looking for new officers to help plan events and steer the organization. More information about each officer position can be found here; some positions can have more than 1 person:   

If you're interested in becoming a co-president, treasurer, or other role, please email us at awis.stl[at]gmail[dot]com.

webinar & discussion this Saturday! 4/15/17 11:30am

posted Apr 13, 2017, 9:58 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

Join AWIS-STL as we watch a webinar together and have a discussion based on "Subconscious Bias in Science" on Saturday April 15. These webinar events have led to great discussions in our previous events. Come share your thoughts while enjoying some food this weekend!

Where: In the meeting space above The Royale (near Tower Grove Park, see the map here: )
When: 11:30am-1:30pm 
What: webinar and discussion - $5 for non-members
- includes some free appetizers and snacks from the restaurant! 
- members are free (either national or local paid memberships), non-members pay $5
- learn more about joining AWIS here:

Please RSVP here ( ) to help us in planning for food/coffee/other snacks. Share this event with others! All are welcome.

Upcoming AWIS events for April

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:46 PM by AWIS STL   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 8:59 PM ]

  • Visiting speaker David Giltner, PhD presents "Can a scientist find a rewarding career in industry?" This event is co-hosted by SPECTRA at Washington University. Come learn how to apply a scientist’s skillset to industry jobs! See the flyer below for more information! Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 4pm. Crow Hall 206 followed by happy hour in Compton hall 245. (Danforth Campus of Washington University, just North of Brookings Hall). Google Maps Link here:
  • Save the date for an AWIS-STL event on Saturday April 15 on Subconscious Bias in Science. Time and location coming soon!
  • March for Science STL – AWIS is not involved in the planning of this event but we’d like to share the information for anyone interested. See the flyer below for more information about the nonpartisan March for Science. April 22, 2017, Union Station, at 1pm. 
  • Local fundraising non-profit: Recently we learned about Givable, a non-profit organization in St. Louis, that fast tracks making small donations to local non-profits through your email inbox. If you're interested in a new way to donate to local causes, you can learn more here: - AWIS-STL was included in one of their fundraising emails last month. Donations are always appreciated to contribute to the mission of AWIS and help us put on the most relevant and engaging events for the community - learn more about supporting AWIS-STL here:

AWIS-STL March 13 planning meeting

posted Mar 10, 2017, 9:33 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 9:34 AM ]

Are you interested in helping plan future AWIS events, or interested in joining the AWIS steering committee? Join us at the next AWIS planning meeting. We will be planning upcoming events, such as webinars, fundraising, outreach, and other professional development and social networking events for members for AWIS St. Louis. 

When: Monday, March 13, from 5:30-7 PM.
Where: WashU Med Campus, Kaldi's at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center  (google maps). Located near the CWE Metrolink station. There is metered parking on Scott Avenue & S. Taylor Avenue.
Who: Anyone is welcome who would like to help us plan upcoming events! For questions, email awis.stl [at] gmail [dot] com.

Upcoming Planning Meeting

posted Dec 5, 2016, 11:34 AM by AWIS STL

Please join us for our upcoming planning meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm. We will be meeting at the Panera in Clayton (6734 Clayton Rd) to discuss fundraising and industry partners. We are looking for additional officers and volunteers so please come join us. Everyone is welcome!

AWIS Planning meeting & Coffee Chat

posted Oct 28, 2016, 8:33 AM by AWIS STL

AWIS-STL Coffee Chat
 Our November coffee chat will be about paid parental and family leave (for both mothers and fathers!). Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic shift in that almost half of of two parent households, both parents now work full time, with the mother as the sole or primary breadwinner. At the same time, fathers are taking on more child care responsibilities. Despite this shift towards two-income households, the United States is remains of the few countries that does not guarantee paid leave for new parents. While is a challenging issue that requires much time to and effort to address, we want to create the space to have discussions about paid parental leave, and from sharing our experiences and advice to our hopes and aspirations about the time of work environments that will support the growth of women in STEM fields in the workforce. We hope that you will be able to join us! 

 As a conversation starter, we recommend checking out this series of podcasts below, that feature different perspectives on Paid Family Leave: 

When: Saturday, November 19 at 10 AM - 12 PM 
Where: McArthurs Bakery Cafe, 6630 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130 
(Google Maps) Free Parking Available in Lot

Who: Anyone is welcome - to RSVP to the coffee chat, please fill out the google form below: RSVP to Coffee Chat Here

AWIS-STL November Planning Meeting
Are you interested in helping plan future AWIS events, or interested in joining the AWIS steering committee? Join us at the next AWIS planning meeting on Friday 11/4 from 11-12 PM, at at the Kaldi's at FLTC on WashU's med campus. We will planning upcoming events, such as webinars, panels, and other professional development and social networking events for members for AWIS St. Louis. 
When: Friday, November 4 at 11 AM - 12 PM. 
Where: WashU Med Campus, Kaldi's at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center 
 (google maps)
Who: Anyone is welcome who would like to help us plan upcoming events!

Leadership and Difficult Conversations Webinar

posted Mar 7, 2016, 11:01 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 11:02 AM ]

Please join us for our next AWIS webinar this week in celebration of  International Women's Day!

Conflicts small and large arise in our lives on an almost daily basis. A good number of these require some discussion for successful resolution. This webinar by Joanne Kamens discusses basic methods for conflict resolution in the workplace with an emphasis on communication barriers between the genders and communication of "bad news".


Date: Wednesday, March 9

Time: 6:30-8:30PM

Location: Chuck Berry Conference Room, CIC building at 4240 Duncan Ave

*Free parking is available in any of the adjacent lots*


The event is free, and there will be snacks, but please RSVP here to help us plan:

Panel Discussion on Dec 15 is now free!

posted Dec 8, 2015, 4:24 PM by AWIS STL

Due to a donation, we are now able to make "Promoting Yourself in the Competitive Job Market" free to to all attendees. Come join us to hear our industry experts share their tips on how you can land your next dream job. Please help us plan by RSVP'ing here. Raffle tickets for professional development books will be available with a $5 donation.

See you next Tuesday!

AWIS Panel Discussion: Promoting Yourself in the Competitive Job Market

posted Dec 2, 2015, 7:35 PM by AWIS STL   [ updated Dec 8, 2015, 4:26 PM ]

Looking to make the next career move? AWIS-STL invites you to our panel discussion on how scientists at all levels can market themselves in academia and various scientific industries! Our experts will share tips on navigating the job market, creating opportunities, and working with recruiters. The panel will be followed by a networking session with appetizers and drinks.

Tuesday December 15, 6pm – 9pm

Umrath Lounge
in Umrath Hall
Washington University Danforth (#114 on map)

Panelists are:
Tommie Turner, PhD - Director of Institute for Sciences and Mathematics at Harris Stowe State University
Jonathan Peelle, PhD - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University
Christy Maxfield, CFRE - Director of Entrepreneur Development Services, Cortex Emerging Technologies
Rachel Harris - Account Manager, Aerotek Applied Sciences, staffing agency

Free for all attendees. AWIS will be accepting donations to enter a raffle for popular professional development books.

You can donate to AWIS through Paypal before the event
Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming.

Payment option:

AWIS Webinar Event on Negotiation Rescheduled for November 11

posted Oct 12, 2015, 6:41 PM by AWIS STL

Join AWIS-STL to watch 2 videos on women & negotiation. Studies show women are less likely to negotiate than men, but when they do negotiate - they might receive backlash. We're watching 2 short videos from experts that study women and negotiation to learn more about why this happens and how to improve our negotiation skills. We'll discuss our own experiences and ideas after the videos. Get this date on your calendar!

There will be some snacks and drinks! Invite your friends or coworkers. Men are welcome too. 

The event is free but please RSVP here to help us plan:

Date: Wednesday, November 11

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Chuck Berry Room (2nd floor near the elevators), Cortex Innovation Center. Located at 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 with a free adjacent parking lot.

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