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Recognizing women's STEM contributions

Join AWIS to get recognized — or get inspired by other role models.

Let AWIS lift you up

AWIS helps ensure that women’s contributions are acknowledged and appreciated. Members have told us that recognition helps to boost their careers and their confidence. In the big picture, increasing the visibility of women in STEM also helps to break down gender stereotypes and inspire future generations.

Learn more about a variety of brilliant women researchers, innovators, and leaders through:

Need more convincing? Here is what a few of our members have to say about AWIS recognition:

“People are hearing my voice.”

Denise Rios

“Being recognized made me proud that I am accomplishing something. I had people saying to me, ‘Wow, you were acknowledged by the Association for Women in Science!’ It made me feel really good and gave me more confidence in myself.”

AWIS shows role models but also encourages and acknowledges its members.

I was acknowledged on social media as an early PhD candidate. That made me feel like I am really part of this organization. People are hearing my voice.

Denise Rios, PhD Candidate, UT Health San Antonio


“I encourage others to take advantage of all your opportunities.”

Martine Wagstaff

“Aside from the practical benefits of the monetary award, my confidence was really boosted when I received the AWIS Career Reentry award. Women are often expected to prioritize family and may think they are too old to return to work that they love. This opportunity helped me to realize that it only matters what I think in terms of my career. 

I am grateful that structures exist to help women return to the workforce and that the barriers for women returning to the work force are recognized.

Persistence and hard work pay off! I encourage others to take advantage of all your opportunities.”

Martine Wagstaff, PhD, Winner, 2022 Opportunity Scholarship for Career Re-Entry

“The AWIS award strengthened my confidence and reassured me that I am good enough to be a scientist.”

Uzezi Okinedo

“The AWIS award was like a dream come through. Not only will I be able to do fieldwork at the International Rice Research Institute in the Phillippines, but I was able to attend the Botany 2023 conference where my poster won first place in the Economic Botany session. The conference helped me complete all the chapters of my dissertation proposal because my research directions had more clarity.

Winning this award has broadened my networking circle. I have received a lot of requests from younger scientists to serve as a mentor. Also, this award has strengthened my confidence, and it serves as a reassurance that I am good enough to be a scientist.”

Uzezi Okinedo, PhD Student, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts

A great investment

In addition to recognition, AWIS offers other benefits to boost your career including:

AWIS supports scientists at the beginning of their career journey by offering a discounted dues structure. Dues start as low as $35 for students, $59 for early career professionals, and $149 for full membership. (Note: All levels receive the same benefits.)

We think you’ll agree that the value of an AWIS membership is clear:

  • Monthly webinars are valued at $29 each (FREE for AWIS members) = $348
  • Our quarterly AWIS Magazine is $34 each issue (FREE for AWIS members) = $136
  • Our weekly newsletter is valued at $8 a month = $96
  • Each social media post highlighting you and your career is worth $150*

That’s over $700 in value! 

Of course, the advice, friendship, and connections from fellow members is immeasurable. Join us today!

*The average cost for 1,000 impressions is around $3. AWIS has 50,000 followers across our social media channels. Our impressions are much higher.