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The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

The largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world, supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

An organization that has worked to improve financing mechanisms for medical students and for gender equity in medical education.
The American Astronomical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy

The Committee is charged with recommending to the AAS Council practical measures that can be taken to improve the status of women in astronomy and encouraging their entry into the field. The document entitled "Equity Now: The Pasadena Recommendations for Gender Equity in Astronomy" has recently been endorsed by the AAS Council.
The Association for Women in Computing (AWC)

A non-profit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information technology. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

A a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

The Association has a long-standing commitment to fostering the careers of women science professionals. At both the national and local levels, AWIS has organized leadership conferences, developed mentoring programs, and facilitated networking between women in all fields and at all levels.
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

WIE recognizes women's outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through the IEEE awards nominations, organizes receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WIE, promotes IEEE member grade advancement for women to the grades of senior member and fellow, advocates women in leadership roles in IEEE governance, provides assistance with the formation of new WIE chapters and supports ongoing activities, and administers the IEEE student-teacher and research engineer/scientist (star) program to mentor young women in junior and high schools.
The Institute for Women and Technology (IWT)

The Institute's mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and to increase the positive impact of technology on the lives of the world's women through four specific programs: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, the Systers online community, The Senior Women's Summit, and the Virtual Development Center (VDC).
The National Research Council Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE)

CWSE's mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science and engineering. The committee collects and disseminates information on the education and employment of women scientists and engineers, and recommends ways to enhance women's advancement.
Women in Information Technology (WIT)

WIT is dedicated to helping any woman who wants or has a career in the technology field. WIT is about improving perceptions of the ICT industry, helping develop your career, accessing information.
Women in Neuroscience (WIN)

WIN is an international organization, with the chief purpose of fostering the development and career advancement of women scientists, particularly in the field of neuroscience.
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

SCWIST's mission is to promote and empower women in science and technology by promoting equal opportunities for women in scientific, technological and engineering careers, improving social attitudes on the stereotyping of careers in science and educate the public about careers in science and technology, assisting educators by providing current information on careers and career training, science and scientific policies.
The Association for Women Geoscientists

The Association exists to promote the professional development of its members, to provide geoscience outreach to girls, and to encourage women to become geoscientists.
The Graduate Research Program for Women (GRPW)

GRPW is designed to identify and develop research ability in women and to increase female representation in science and engineering. GRPW is sponsored by the Lucent Technologies Foundation and Bell Laboratories, and provides financial support for outstanding women students who are pursuing full-time doctoral studies.
The Society of Women Engineers

The Society is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. To inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. To assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement. To serve as a center of information on women in engineering. To encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.
Three Guineas Fund

The Fund promotes social justice by creating economic opportunity for women and girls. The Fund's strategies, criteria, and philanthropic program are designed to achieve social justice gains that enable women and girls to earn an independent living, participate fully in the economy, and give back to their communities.
Systers

An informal organization for technical women in computing that began in 1987 as a small mailing list for women in "systems', thus the name systers. Since 1998, Systers has been part of the Institute for Women and Technology.
Women and Gender Studies Sciences and Technology Web Sites

A resource of weblinks to books, professional organizations, relevant to women and gender studies; maintained by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Women, Minorities and People with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

This report is the 10th in a series of Congressionally-mandated biennial reports on the status of women and minorities in science and engineering. The report documents both short- and long-term trends in the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in scienc and engineering education and employment.
Women-Related Science/Technology Email Lists

Some women-related email lists that focus on science and/or technology.
Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN)

A non-profit educational organization founded in 1990. WEPAN's mission is to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering profession.
Minority & Women Doctoral Directory

A registry which maintains up-to-date information on employment candidates who have recently received, or are soon to receive, a Doctoral or Master's degree in their respective field from one of approximately two hundred major research universities in the United States. The current edition of the directory lists approximately 4,500 Black, Hispanic, American, and women students in nearly 80 fields in the sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Directory - Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

The academic consortium of twelve major teaching and research universities. Its programs and activities extend to all aspects of university activity except intercollegiate athletics.
Women in Endocrinology (WE)

An organization devoted to promoting and facilitating the professional development and advancement of women in the field of Endocrinology. This website exists for the purpose of keeping the geographically diverse membership of WE informed of our activities, as well as to form an informational resource for the general public and potential members.
Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists (COACh)

COACh consists of individuals who are concerned about the slow progress that is being made in reaching gender equity in professions in the Chemical Sciences.
Committee on the status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)

An arm of the American Economics Associations, publishes a trice-yearly newsletter containing information that helps women keep up-to-date about what is happening in the profession. CSWEP represents women's points of view in the committee work of the American Economic Association, monitors the progress of women within the profession, and makes an annual report to the AEA on the status of women in economics.
Orange County Sigma Chapter of Graduate Women in Science (OC GWIS)

OC GWIS is a non-profit organization with a long-standing commitment to advance the participation and recognition of women in science. OC GWIS encourages and supports women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration of their careers, personal goals, and society's needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration.

 

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Diversity
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The mission of SACNAS is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels. SACNAS' Annual National Conference and K-12 Teacher Workshops, summer research opportunities, SACNAS News publication, E-mentoring program, and online internship/job placement resources are tools that help a diverse community of students, professors, administrators, and K-12 educators achieve expertise within their disciplines.
Women, Minorities and People with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

This report is the 10th in a series of Congressionally-mandated biennial reports on the status of women and minorities in science and engineering. The report documents both short- and long-term trends in the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in scienc and engineering education and employment.
Minority & Women Doctoral Directory

A registry which maintains up-to-date information on employment candidates who have recently received, or are soon to receive, a Doctoral or Master's degree in their respective field from one of approximately two hundred major research universities in the United States. The current edition of the directory lists approximately 4,500 Black, Hispanic, American, and women students in nearly 80 fields in the sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities.
Directory of Ford Fellows

The Directory contains information on Ford Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship recipients awarded since 1980 and Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation fellowship recipients awarded since 1986. The directory was created to serve as a resource for university officials seeking to diversify their faculty, minority students looking for mentors and role models, and scholars interested in establishing collaborative projects.

 

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Affinity
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Foundation is a philanthropic nonprofit institution in the areas of Science and Technology, Economic Performance, Education and Careers and Civic Program.
The Mathematical Association of American (MAA)

MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. Their members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry.
The National Physical Science Consortium

The Consortium offers a unique and exciting doctoral graduate fellowship program in the Physical Sciences and related Engineering fields. The program is open to all eligible students, with special emphasis toward the recruitment of underrepresented minority and female physical science and engineering students.
New York Academy of Sciences

The Academy is an independent, nonprofit organization promoting science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development by facilitating communication among scientists, physicians, policy makers, government officers, educators, and journalists from around the world through its interdisciplinary conferences and section meetings and diverse publications.
Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society

The society is a non-profit membership awarding grants annually to promising young researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science.
The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science

Their mission is to provide engineers, scientists, and science and engineering students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work, and to serve those who are promoting learning and advancing the understanding of responsible research and practice in science and engineering.
The American Society for Women in Cell Biology (American Society for Cell Biology/ASCB)

The Society provides for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology. It does so through the scholarly dissemination of research at its annual meeting and in its publications, and strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and also by keeping Congress and the American public informed on the importance of biomedical research.
The Computing Research Association (CRA)

CRA is an association of more than 190 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries for a membership of more than 80,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.

 

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