We are now assembling the slate for the upcoming AWIS-PHL elections for our 2019-2020 board. The open positions are President-Elect, VP for Programs, Secretary, and Treasurer. Anyone wishing to nominate a candidate or self-nominate, please contact Kim Scata at president_elect@awisphl.org before 3/31/19.

Transformational Leadership: What Life Sciences Women Need to Know

A Professional Development Program by Susan Morris, MEd, CPCC. ACC, of Susan Morris Coaching
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6 P.M., at University of the Sciences

Women occupy 40% of managerial positions in the United States. Six percent of the Fortune 500’s top executives are female. Two percent of those top firms have women as CEOs. These statistics are a sad commentary for talented women who do not have easy access to a seat at the top of their organizations. The glass ceiling and old boy’s network are still alive and well in corporate America. This interactive presentation seeks to convey that women are natural-born leaders. Women can and must transform their organizations, especially in the life sciences industries.

AWIS-PHL receives Travel Award Grant from Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

On March 14, 2019, AWIS-PHL President, Dr. Sandra Saouaf, attended the Woman@Langan Women’s Leadership  Summit where she received a generous donation to support travel awards for women graduate students studying engineering and environmental science. Langan is an international company providing integrated land development engineering and environmental consulting services.

AnnMarie Vigilante, PE, Senior Associate/VP at Langan (left) presents award to Dr. Saouaf:









Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry - June 28, 2019, at Penn

This one-day event, co-sponsored by AWIS-PHL, will include talks from organic chemists in industry and academia, a dynamic poster session, panel discussions, and many opportunities for networking. Professor Geraldine (Geri) Richmond (University of Oregon), past-president of AAAS, National Medal of Science awardee, and co-founder of COACh, will give the keynote lecture. The intended audience is women from all sectors of organic chemistry, at all career stages, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals; however we welcome anyone interested in attending.

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Check out the AWIS Events page and don’t miss our Resources and Links pages where we share information on STEM careers, recommended reading to start or advance your career, summer opportunities for students, and links to other scientific and professional organizations.
Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients who will be honored at our May Awards Program!

  • Deanna Zubris, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Villanova University – Elizabeth Bingham Mentoring Award
  • Ilse Pamela Alonso, Drexel University College of Medicine – Robert E. Davies Travel Award
  • Alexis Marie Weinnig, Temple University – Adelaide M. Delluva Travel Award

We were very sorry to have had to cancel our March 12, 2019, program “Things Your Mother Never Taught You.” One of our speakers, Sonja Haggert, author of Invest Reinvest Rest, has graciously made her presentation available on YouTube. Click here to view.

The Girls Inc. Eureka! program is an intensive, five-year STEM based program for rising 8th grade girls that builds girls’ confidence and skills through hands-on opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To learn more and to apply, see https://girlsincpa-nj.org/eureka/. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON MARCH 29, 2019.

Learn to Negotiate Your Salary for Free and Earn What You’re Worth! AAUW is working hard to close the gender pay gap and to improve women’s financial security.  A key part of their efforts is to train women in salary negotiation with Work Smart Online, a free digital course that teaches women everything they need to know to ask for – and get – the pay they deserve. Sign up to learn essential negotiating skills to ask for the salary you deserve. With Work Smart Online you will learn how to:

  • Identity and articulate your personal value
  • Develop persuasive negotiation strategies.
  • Research and identify your target salary.
  • The course will also help you understand the gender wage gap  and its direct and long-term consequences on your career.

If you have questions or want more information AAUW’s salary negotiation resources, please contact them at 202.785.7794 or by email at salary@aauw.org.

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