Association for Women in Science Announces New Partnership Agreement with Endictus Corporation

August 11, 2022



Shelley O’Brien

Association for Women in Science Announces New Partnership Agreement with Endictus Corporation


WASHINGTON DC, August 11, 2022 – The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is pleased Headshot of Nicole Marie Ortiz, who is wearing wire-frame glasses and a grey blazer with her arms announce a new corporate partnership with Endictus Corp. (ENDICTUS®), a minority- and woman-owned small business that provides cybersecurity engineering, information technology support, and consulting services to program offices within the federal government.

Founded in 2017 by Nicole Marie Ortiz, Endictus specializes in the fields of cybersecurity, software development and information security. Ortiz is now Endictus President and CEO. She chose to partner with AWIS to increase visibility of her organization, find diverse talent, and empower other women in STEM.

Ortiz shared, “It can be difficult to maintain corporate diversity and meet other women in STEM. I chose to partner with AWIS to increase connections and collaboration opportunities for our company, but I also want to support the work AWIS is doing to help women and organizations like mine to succeed.”

The partnership agreement also includes the ability for Endictus employees to receive access to AWIS member benefits including:

  • Weekly newsletters and the quarterly AWIS Magazine
  • Live webinars and a library of recorded events
  • Recognition in AWIS marketing vehicles
  • Volunteer and professional development opportunities
  • Networking via the membership directory and local chapter events


“AWIS supports women in science from all fields and sectors. We partner with organizations in academia and industry and are pleased to partner with a trailblazing organization supporting the government sector like Endictus,” said Meredith Gibson, AWIS CEO.

For more information on AWIS partnerships, visit


About Endictus Corp.: Endictus is a SBA Certified 8(a), Third-Party Certified Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that specializes in systems engineering, technical consulting, program/project management, strategic planning, cybersecurity, accreditation, pentesting/red teaming, process improvement, and audit readiness services for the Federal Government.

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.