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Women in Physics Advocacy Groups

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Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science is a not-for-profit professional society dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in all areas of science and technology. AWIS makes the voice of women in science heard by holding and participating in conferences, publishing AWIS Magazine, speaking out about discrimination, and much more.

Association for Women in Science and Engineering.

A UK organization that aims to advance the participation of girls and women in the sciences, engineering and technologies and to contribute to policy in these fields.

BEWISE-Belgian Women in Science

BeWiSe is dedicated to achieving equal and full participation of women in all scientific disciplines and at all levels, because diversity will promote scientific excellence and progress further.

European Platform of Women Scientists

The purpose of having the EPWS is to build a structural link between women scientists and research policy makers. The aim is to introduce a new key strategic actor into the research policy debate by making the voice of women scientists heard.

French Women in Physics: Status and Action

Group promotes gender equality and encourages girls to choose scientific careers.

Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT)

Gender And Science And Technology (GASAT) Association is an international association concerned with issues arising from interactions among gender, science and technology. GASAT made vital contributions towards the inclusion of science and technology in the Platform of Action during the 4th UN Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and is an active member of the Once and Future Action Network (OFAN).

Global Alliance for Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce

The Global Alliance for Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce is a collaborative initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN); and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).

The group aims to support efforts to diversify the global engineering and science workforce;   increase the role and participation of women in the science, math, engineering and technology (SMET) workforce worldwide;   support other areas of diversity, including social groups, ethnicity, age, discipline, languages, and cultures.  

House Innovation and Diversity Caucus.

The group hopes to generate policy ideas for increasing the ranks of underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Moreover, it hopes to shape existing policies to take advantage of opportunities for increasing minority participation in science.

Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education reports on inaugural caucus meeting and its mission.

International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists

In July 2002, INWES was established. The mandate of INWES is to ensure that women around the world are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential in the science, engineering and technology sectors. Goals include networking, monitoring, enabling, and advocacy.

Portia Ltd.

Portia Ltd is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the greater appreciation of and engagement in science, engineering and technology by all members of society, to drive positive social change. The focus is gender equality in SET through addressing the severe underrepresentation of women in SET, especially at higher levels.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

Established in 1981 with the mission to promote and empower women in science and technology.

Society of Japanese Women Scientists

Group encourages mutual support and friendship among Japanese women scientists, as well as facilitates the exchange of knowledge in various fields of academic research.

Society of Women Engineers

Networking organization to advance and support women in engineering.

Third World Organization of Women in Science (TWOWS)

A network of more than 2,000 female scientists in developing countries.

Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN)

Group has a variety of programs to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions.