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Organizations and Associations

American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Woman was founded in 1881 and has over 100,000 members reaching over 550 college partners nationwide. It “advocates education and equity…and has taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day-educational, social, economic, and political.”
Association for Women in Computing
AWIC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.
Association for Women Geoscientists
The Association for Women Geoscientists exists to promote the professional development of its members, to provide outreach to girls, and to encourage women to become geoscientists.
Association for Women in Mathematics
A non-profit organization that focuses on encouraging women and girls in the mathematics department
Association for Women in Science
AWIS is “dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.” It works on both the national and local level to facilitate networking between women of all levels and careers. AWIS also sponsors activities in schools and communities to encourage young girls.
Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists
COACH was formed by individuals who were concerned about the progress of gender equity in the Chemical Sciences. It is involved in planning several programs, including skill development workshops, research on gender issues, a database of women in the sciences, consulting services, mentoring, and networking activities.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Directory
CIC is an academic consortium of twelve major teaching and research universities. Its programs and activities extend to all aspects of university activity, except intercollegiate sports.
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
Established in 1991, CWSE’s committee collects and disseminates information on the education and employment of women scientists and engineers, and recommends ways to enhance women’s advancement.
International Atomic Energy Agency
IAEA celebrates the diversity and the contributions of women at the IAEA. It also works towards the goal of creating a more balanced workplace.
Institute for Women and Technology
IWT is an advanced research and action organization that hopes to create and environment where women are equally involved in all aspects of technology. Through four specific programs, IWT hopes to accomplish its mission: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, The Systers online community, The Senior Women’s Summit, and the Virtual Development Center.


L’OREAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science – American Association for the Advancement of Science
The L’OREAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that anually recognizes and rewards five American women at the start of their scientific careers.
National Science Foundation (NSF) 
This site contains links to ADVANCE programs at other universities.
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Established in 1981, SCWIST, a non-profit voluntary organization, has aimed to improve social attitudes on stereotyping, provide current information on careers and career training, and the promote equal opportunities to women in science departments.
Society of Women Engineers
SWE is a non-profit organization founded in 1950. It represents both students and professionals in technical fields. It aims to inform young woman, and those around them, of the opportunities available to them, as well as serve as an informative resource on engineering.
The Ada Project
The Ada Project is named in honor of Ada Lovelace. It is a clearinghouse for information and resources relating to women and computing.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Established in 1934, this is a non-profit institution organized by Alfred P. Sloan, president of General Motors.
The Directory of Ford Fellows
This site contains information on past recipients of the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship since 1980. This directory serves as a resource for university’s trying to diversify their faculty.
The National Physical Science Consortium
NPSC is bringing several of industry’s leaders together with students who are interested in a doctoral graduate fellowship. Although this program is open to all eligible students, there is emphasis on minority candidates.
Women in Cell Biology
This site is part of the American Society for Cell Biology. Its purpose is to share knowledge of cell biology between experts to advance scientific knowledge. It also intends to increase public awareness of the purpose of biomedical research.
Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network
Founded in 1990, WEPAN has a membership that totals over 600. WEPAN’s mission is to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering profession.
Women and Genetics in Contemporary Society
This site intends to facilitate the participation of women on the social and ethical issues raised by human genome research.
Women in Technology
WIT contains a network of members that are focused on enhancing female participation in technology industries. They are dedicated to helping any female who has or wants a job in the technology fields.
4000 Years of Women in Science
This site focuses on the importance of women in science in history. It gives a comprehensive list with biographies of many important women in the past.

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