AWIS Announces Call for 2023 Annual Award Nominations

August 15, 2023



Shelley O’Brien

AWIS Announces Call for 2023 Annual Award Nominations

WASHINGTON DC, August 15, 2023 – The 2023 nomination window for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Annual Awards opened today. Individuals may nominate themselves or a colleague that demonstrates strong leadership, innovative thinking, and a commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Nominations will be accepted through 11pm PT on September 15, 2023.

The annual awards were restructured in 2022 to the following three categories:

  • Spark Award – Highlights a student or early career leader in STEM who is a visible and vocal advocate for diversity and inclusive scientific practices.
  • Meridian Award – Recognizes a mid-career professional whose diversity and inclusion efforts represent a true leader in the pursuit of workplace equity.
  • Zenith Award – Honors a senior career professional’s lifetime of innovative achievements and commitment to workplace diversity in STEM.

“These annual awards are designed to recognize AWIS members who have made significant contributions to increasing workplace diversity, promoting women into leadership positions, and advocating for more inclusive practices in STEM,” said Meredith Gibson, CEO of AWIS. “We look forward to learning about, celebrating, and highlighting our members and the positive impact they are making to advance equity in STEM.”

To access the nomination form or read about the accomplishments and contributions of the 2022 awardees, please visit


About AWIS: Founded in 1971, AWIS is a leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our initiatives are dedicated to advancing gender equity in all disciplines and across all employment sectors to ensure full participation of women and drive business growth, innovation, and excellence in STEM. In addition to a community of likeminded professionals, AWIS provides career resources, professional development, recognition, scholarships, networking, mentoring, volunteering, and leadership opportunities. To learn more, visit and @AWISNational.