Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE - GEORGIA CHAPTER

aka AWIS Georgia Chapter

ATLANTA, GA

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: - Promote academic achievement and professional development by creating opportunities for formal presentation and the academic exchange of ideas. - Foster a diverse and inclusive community through mentoring and networking forums. - Contribute to work/life integration with a supportive environment and resource provisions. - 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

1990

President

Dr. Kathryn Oliver

Main Address

1760 HAYGOOD DR NE HSRB, STE E276

ATLANTA, GA 30322 USA

Keywords

women, STEM, equality, advocacy, education, science

EIN

82-3656367

 Number

4047819483

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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).

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Professional Development

AWIS Georgia Youth

Where we work

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It is the mission of AWIS Georgia to: - Promote academic achievement and professional development. - Foster a diverse 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 academic exchange of ideas. - Hosting mentoring and networking forums. - Engendering a supportive environment with resource provisions. - 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, and individual donations. - Communication dissemination using a complimentary, nonprofit G-Suite team account. - Marketing strategies through AWIS National and social media platforms. - Collaborative network of like-minded women in all employment sectors across the state of Georgia.

The following metrics are utilized in determining the level of AWIS Georgia Chapter's annual progress: - Net increase in sustaining individual memberships. - Establishment and/or renewal of formal AWIS National institutional/corporate partners. - Growth in the number of awards and/or scholarships offered to members. - Enhanced collaboration with other organizations invested in a mission similar to that of AWIS Georgia. - Positive media coverage at local, regional, national, and/or international levels.

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 150+ members. - Enrolling Emory University as an official institutional partner of AWIS National. - Hosting three outreach initiatives and four professional development events. - 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 Engineering, Women in Technology, Women Chemists Committee, 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 info@awisga.org!

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Affiliations & Memberships

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE - GEORGIA CHAPTER

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