Associations of Women

Associations and organizations of women in science and engineering

North America

Canada

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology is a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

US

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) (US) advocates for women in STEM, striving to ensure that, among other things, female scientists are recognized for their achievements, promoted without bias and compensated fairly.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) (US) is a leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) (US) is a standing committee of the National Research Council (NRC). Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (US) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization in the United States that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers.

Scientista Foundation (US) empowers pre-professional women in STEM through contentcommunities, and conferences.

Women in Science Research Network (WISRNet) (US) is a cross-disciplinary network of academics, archivists and practising scientists who have come together to examine the participation of women in learned scientific societies, from the early 19th century to current times.

 

Europe

European Platform of Women Scientists is an international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of more than 12.000 women scientists in Europe and beyond.

UK

Equality Challenge Units Athena SWAN Charter (UK) has been developed to encourage and recognise commitment to combating the under-representation and advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) research and academia.

Other links:

UNESCO Women in Science interactive map

The International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists

The INWES Education and Research Institute

Health & Technology Journal

Health and Technology is jointly published by Springer and the IUPESM in cooperation with the World Health Organization.
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International Council for Science

IUPESM is affiliated to the International Council for Science (ICSU).
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Dr Dov Jaron is IUPESM's representative at the ICSU.

>>View Dr Jaron's presentation made at the IUPESM General Assembly (June 2012)