Battelle Partners with Association for Women in Science to Empower Women in STEM

March 1, 2024



Shelley O’Brien


Battelle Partners with Association for Women in Science to Empower Women in STEM

WASHINGTON DC, March 1, 2024 – Battelle, a global leader in science and technology solutions, has partnered with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) to provide professional development and engagement opportunities for employees.

Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, a Senior Research Scientist at Battelle and Co-chair of the Battelle Women’s Network, spearheaded the decision to partner with AWIS. “In a recent survey of employees, women told us that opportunities for professional growth and career development are a priority,” Dr. Jackson said. “We were searching for an organization to partner with, and AWIS quickly rose to the top of our list.”

Battelle’s Seattle office had been involved with the Seattle AWIS chapter since 2016, contributing to two annual scholarships, participating in their annual June awards banquet, and hosting scholarship recipients at local Battelle events. Having been involved with these events, Dr. Jackson recognized the value AWIS could bring to Battelle employees.

“We view AWIS as a key partner in creating avenues for engagement,” Dr. Jackson continued. “Our employees look forward to gaining access to AWIS resources such as webinars and videos, blogs, and the speakers’ bureau, as well as events and networking opportunities available through AWIS local chapters.”

This new collaboration aligns with Battelle’s broader diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Storm Woods, Battelle’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, explained, “At Battelle, we believe that inclusion drives innovation. In our work to leverage science and technology for societal benefit, we must develop and nurture talent from lived experiences that are representative of the global community we serve. Battelle’s Women’s Network ERG provides a platform to address and amplify the diverse and intersectional voices that exist among the women of Battelle with a focus on personal and professional development.”

AWIS CEO, Meredith Gibson, commented, “We applaud Battelle’s commitment to supporting and advancing women in STEM fields and welcome their employees to the AWIS community. We look forward to working together to advance the AWIS mission and make the world better.”  

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About Battelle: Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle makes the world better by commercializing technology, giving back to our communities, and supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. For more information, visit

About AWIS: Founded in 1971, AWIS is the leading organization that advocates on behalf of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. AWIS’ mission is dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.