Advocacy and Public Policy 

From the days of a five minute walk to the nearest ladies room on campus, cramped lab space, and virtually no role models, the climate for women in STEM has improved considerably since AWIS was founded in 1971 to combat these injustices.  While we've made great strides, many invisible barriers to success still exist today.   

Why should you care about advocacy and public policy?  Federal and local legislation has an impact on your pay, your workplace climate, and your grant funding.  Take a look at our public policy platform and join AWIS to take a stand on the top issues affecting women in STEM across the country and in your home community. 

Our Public Policy Platform

The advocacy and equity committee of the AWIS national board sets the direction of public policy for the organization by outlining public policy objectives, developing position statements relevant to AWIS members, and participating in public policy activitiesCheck out all our national advocacy and public policy initiatives by visiting the public policy archives. You can help AWIS spearhead positive change in public policy by making a tax free donation today.


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