ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE - GEORGIA CHAPTER

aka AWIS Georgia Chapter   |   ATLANTA, GA   |  https://www.awisga.org

Mission

The Georgia Chapter operates for charitable and educational purposes only, to advance the vision of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. Therefore, AWIS Georgia specifically works to: - Facilitate professional development workshops, seminars, and panels. - Foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through mentoring and networking forums. - Contribute to work-life balance and/or integration with supportive resources. - Engage individuals with the greater scientific and local lay communities through outreach programming. - Train members in methods for approaching advocacy and public policy on current issues regarding women in STEM.

Ruling year info

1990

President

Dr. Kathryn Oliver

Main address

1760 HAYGOOD DR NE HSRB, STE E276

ATLANTA, GA 30322 USA

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EIN

82-3656367

NTEE code info

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The AWIS Georgia Chapter operates for charitable and educational purposes only, to advance the vision of AWIS National throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. We combat gender and racial/ethnic inequality experienced by women in all disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Professional Development

Workshops

Population(s) Served
Adults

The AWIS-GA Youth Program is a high school-based outreach initiative intended to encourage and equip young women with tools for success in STEM. We provide several leadership activities in a variety of STEM settings, as well as opportunities for volunteering, conducting research projects, or giving presentations at local colleges and universities.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 2018

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is the mission of AWIS Georgia to:
- Promote academic achievement and professional development.
- Foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
- Contribute to work/life integration.
- Engage individuals with the greater scientific and local lay communities.
- Train members in methods for approaching advocacy and public policy on current issues regarding women in STEM.

The AWIS Georgia Chapter carries out its mission by:
- Creating opportunities for formal presentation and the exchange of ideas.
- Hosting mentoring and networking forums.
- Facilitating professional development workshops, seminars, and panels.
- Providing outreach programming.
- Engaging with AWIS National through public policy and advocacy opportunities at the White House.

The AWIS Georgia Chapter accesses numerous tools and capabilities that contribute to their success. A few examples include:
- Chapter Management Resource Center provided through AWIS National (https://awis.site-ym.com/page/ResourceCenter).
- Funding from membership dues, corporate sponsors, individual donations, and grassroots fundraising campaigns.
- Development of graphic designs using a complimentary, nonprofit Canva For Business account.
- Maintenance of a public website using the Wix platform ($25 annually), which also integrates marketing tools for social media posts, video ads, newsletter templates, and more.
- Listserv communication using a complimentary, nonprofit G-Suite team account.
- Marketing strategies provided through AWIS National networks and social media platforms.
- Collaborative network of like-minded women in all employment sectors across the state of Georgia.

The AWIS National organization was founded in 1971, but the AWIS Georgia Chapter was only established in January of 2018. In its brief lifespan, AWIS Georgia has accomplished numerous meaningful strides, including but not limited to:
- Growing to 300+ members.
- Enrolling Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine as official institutional partners of AWIS National.
- Hosting numerous outreach initiatives, professional development events, networking forums, etc.
- Launching the AWIS Georgia Youth Program.
- Establishing relationships with several academic and corporate institutions, as well as local chapters of Women in Science at Emory, Women in Bio, Women in Technology, Women Chemists Committee, IEEE Women in Engineering, Science for Georgia, and more.

AWIS Georgia's future plans consist of activities such as career panels, coffee hours, professional development and leadership workshops, research seminars, advocacy days, networking socials, and K-12 outreach endeavors. In addition, we hope to institute an annual Junior Conference in Georgia to serve two purposes: (1) recruit, equip, and encourage younger generations of women pursuing STEM careers, and (2) celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of STEM women in Georgia. If you would like to contribute to these efforts, please reach out to us at [email protected]!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE - GEORGIA CHAPTER

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kathryn Oliver

AWIS GEORGIA CHAPTER

Term: 2018 - 2022

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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