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Who Are We

Building a global community to inspire, support, recognize, and empower women in science.


Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1921. For almost 100 years we have worked to advance the participation and recognition of women in scientific fields through grants, awards and fellowships.


Today, with over 1,000 members and many chapters spread across the globe, our organization is stronger than ever. Our National organization, which serves as the umbrella for all of our local chapters, works hard to oversee our endowments, administer fellowships, provide professional development and networking opportunities for our members, and ensure the continuity of this unbelievable organization.



Our mission is simple to build a global community that inspires, supports, recognizes, and empowers women in science. We accomplish that mission by staying true to our three guiding principles: Connect, Lead, and Empower.



   CONNECT.                                                  LEAD.                                                     EMPOWER

   Strive to build a powerful                             Mentor the leaders of today so               Empower women scientists to

   international network of women                   that they can inspire the leaders            excel in their careers.

   scientists.                                                     of tomorrow.

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