AWIS Partners with Achieve More LLC for Strategic Plan to Advance DEI

August 4, 2022



Shelley O’Brien

AWIS Partners with Achieve More LLC for Strategic Plan to Advance DEI

WASHINGTON DC, August 4, 2022 – The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has selected Achieve More LLC to construct a strategic plan which furthers AWIS’ mission and includes programs and initiatives that intentionally drive equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the scientific workforce.

Achieve More LLC will be conducting a series of listening sessions and surveys that will inform the next iteration of the strategic plan. President and CEO Mariama Boney, LMSW, CAE, CPEC will serve as principal consultant, along with her team. Boney has spent over 20 years as an award-winning educational administrator, association executive, facilitator, coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of articles, book chapters, and the three-book VENT (Volunteer Emotions and Needs through Talking) series, the latest of which is VENT: Our Resilience Is Enough.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Mariama and the Achieve More LLC team to develop our strategic plan through 2026,” said Meredith Gibson, CEO of AWIS. “We value Mariama’s expertise in developing program initiatives to address the systemic underrepresentation of women and diverse communities.”

Achieve More LLC CEO, Mariama Boney said, “AWIS has demonstrated its commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mission driven programing and within their own organization. I am excited to partner with AWIS to further their mission and look forward to the learning sessions with AWIS members and the Board.”


About Achieve More LLC: As a strategic consulting firm, Achieve More LLC transforms leaders, boards, and volunteers worldwide, through training, consulting, and coaching on leadership and DEI. Having launched wide-ranging multicultural programs, leadership and diversity strategy, organizational transformation, partnerships, membership development, and leadership initiatives for faculty, staff, students, boards, volunteers, and the community, the commitment of Achieve More to DEIA stems from a passion for race equity, dialogue, leadership, and coaching.To learn more about Achieve More LLC, visit

About AWIS: Founded in 1971, AWIS has been the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. In addition to scholarships, AWIS provides career resources, professional development, as well as networking, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities to build leadership skills. To learn more, visit and @AWISNational.