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"AWIS-NC Events at North Carolina Science Festival

We are collaborating with NCSciFest to host multiple events across the state as a part of NC Science Festival. 

 The 2024 NCSciFest theme is "State of Innovation" 

Festival Dates-April 1st-30th, 2024

Our AWIS-NC members are participating science festival. If you are AWIS-NC member and would like to know more and have more ideas, please reach out at

AWIS-North Carolina VIRTUAL Book Club

Join the Quarterly VIRTUAL Book Club open to all AWIS Members


Book:  "Personal Librarian”

         by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

When: Thursday,  February 22nd, 2024

at 7pm EST

What if your professional advancement requires that you hide your personal self?  Join our book club hosts Dr. Allyn Howlett and Dr. Tandeka Boko featuring  "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.  This book makes us think about our values as we develop our careers.  

AWIS-NC Leading a Session on IDEA at Science For All Summit

AWIS-NC will be at the Science for All Summit Morehead Planetarium & Science Center this coming Wednesday, February 28th. We hope you will stop by and discuss ways to promote IDEA in STEM with us!

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“Meet and Greet” 

To Celebrate Postdoc and Predoc Women in STEM

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

at 4.00-5:30 pm EDT

at Anchor Coffee Co

486 Patterson Ave STE 135, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Please join us for a Postdoc and Predoc Meet and Greet Event (see attached flyer) sponsored by Wake Forest Postdoctoral Association and AWIS-NC to celebrate the efforts and contributions of Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Women members in the field of STEM. This is a great in person opportunity to network and get to know each other. We invite all AWIS-NC members to attend this event.  We also invite non-members to know more about our mission and goals and encourage to join our membership.

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AWIS-North Carolina VIRTUAL Book Club

Join the Quarterly VIRTUAL Book Club open to all AWIS Members


Book:  "The Lost Apothecary ”

         by Sarah Penner

When: Thursday,  November 30, 2023

at 7pm EDT

Join our book club host Dr. Allyn Howlett featuring  'The Lost Apothecary',  a dark and gripping tale with a tart edge about women struggling to survive in a world built by men, for men.  

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Her Spectives
High School Student Empowerment Program 

HERspectives - an after-school program for women-identifying high schoolers where you'll meet trailblazing women in STEM and launch advocacy projects. Please submit this quick interest form by Wednesday, September 6th. We will contact you with further information afterwards!


This program runs from September to December 2023, and we'll be meeting on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Chapel Hill Community Center. If you have any questions, feel free to email Aynsley Szczesniak, our Student STEM Programs Chair, at

Conquering the Confidence Gap
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“Conquering the Confidence Gap” 

A Summer 2023 Workshop Series

Thursday, August 15, 2023

at 4.30 pm EDT

Join us for the third workshop of STEMinism Speaks, a three-part summer series of virtual workshops where you’ll meet inspiring women trailblazers in STEM, engage in courageous conversations with fellow women in STEM, and activate your own STEMinist potential.

We will discuss actions we can take to close the “Confidence Gap” experienced by women in STEM, and discover our inner strength. 


  • Dr. Tina Moore, Director of Workforce Development at the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and State Leader of Million Women Mentors - Arkansas

  • Ms. Markita Riley, Outreach and Student Programs Manager at the Society of Women Engineers

This Virtual Workshop is FREE and open to member and non-members including high-school and undergraduate students.

“Secrets To Speak With Unshakeable Confidence,” 

Join the Webinar  by Melinda Lee; Founder & CEO of Speak In Flow

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 2pm EST

 Melinda will share strategies to overcome fear of “all eyes on you” and ways to connect with your audience. The strategies Melinda teaches will help you deliver powerful presentations to move your initiatives forward with confidence and get the buy-in you need.

Melinda Lee is a Communications Expert, Speaking Coach and nationally renowned Motivational Speaker.  Melinda is a former Tedx Berkeley speaker coach, has worked with executives and teams from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Caltrans, BART, Army Corp of Engineers, and more. 

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This webinar is FREE and open to members and non-members.  

Stories of Strength: Battling Gender Bias

A Summer 2023 Workshop Series

Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 6 pm EDT

This second workshop features a panel of trailblazing women in STEM,  discussing their personal experiences with overcoming gender bias and how we can unlock our inner warrior. 


  • Ms. Ana Solórzano - PhD student at Northeastern University, Co-Founder of Brazilians in Tech

  • Dr. Nucharin Songsasen - Head of the Center for Species Survival at the Smithsonian National Zoo

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Wise-Blackman - Senior Consultant at BioData Solutions, Co-State Lead of Million Women Mentors

  • Dr. Tiffany Yap - Senior Scientist & Wildlife Connectivity Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity

This Virtual Workshop is FREE and open to member and non-members including high-school and undergraduate students.

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AWIS-North Carolina VIRTUAL Book Club

Join the Quarterly VIRTUAL Book Club to discuss books of interest to AWIS-North Carolina Members

Register for June 2023 Book Club: "The Exceptions” by Kate Zernike hosted by Dr. Allyn Howlett 
To attend the June 2023 AWIS-NC Book Club, Register by clicking the link below.

AWIS-North Carolina Young STEM Star Award

In recognition of the Best Project by a Female Scholar at Elementary
School Level in the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair 2023

High School Program for Enrichment of Female Students 

A Summer 2023 Workshop Series

A three-part summer series of monthly virtual workshops for female-identifying high schoolers, each featuring a guest speaker who launches a discussion of a topic related to the experience of females in STEM.

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AWIS-NC Past Event

"Who Are We When the Little Things Add Up?”-A Webinar by Dr. Tandeka Boko, Assistant-Professor, Biology, Forstyth Tech Community College


When: Thursday, July 21st , 2022; 6pm-7pm
Where: A zoom link will be shared with registered participants

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"Find a Leader within you: A Talent Optimization Workshop using the Predictive Index (PI) assessment“ (SESSION-I)  

      by  Kimberley Sheldahl,

Certified Partner, Predictive Index, Certified Kolbe Consultant

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022; 5pm-6pm

A Virtual Talent Optimization Workshop

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