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Upcoming Events

We are planning a joint event - a cooking class! - with The Society for Women Engineers.

On February 4, 2015, Joanne Kamens, PhD, Founding President MASS-AWIS, and Executive Director Addgene, will give a talk on diversity.

Watch for more details as they become available.

Forensic Science Symposium Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14, 2015.

This event, hosted by the Center for Forensic Science Research & Eductation, is geared toward high school and college students and professionals interested in the field. It will be held at the University of PA Museum. Click here for more information.

Katherine Knight, PhD, to receive award and present talk in Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 2015

Dr. Knight, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University, Chicago, will receive the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Insitute for Women's Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine. She will present Harnessing Bacteria to Fight Disease: a Professional Scientific Journey at the Pyramid Club at 4:30pm, with the award presentation and a reception to follow. Click here for more information.


AWIS-PHL supports the PA Conference for Women

AWIS-PHL is once again a Supporting Organization for the PA Conference for Women. Registration is now open for the 2015 Conference, which will be Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Pennsylvania Conference for Women is the state’s largest professional and personal development event for women attracting nationally recognized speakers and leaders from across Pennsylvania and the country to share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of topics, helping you find clarity on your goals and what you need to accomplish them.

The annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women first opened its doors in 2004 and has since grown to attract thousands of attendees each year, truly impacting lives. The Conference is a 501(c)3 organization with oversight by a volunteer board of directors.

The Conference features a full day of keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions, a seated luncheon, Career Pavilion, Health & Wellness Pavilion, Community Connection Pavilion, Exhibit Hall and more!

Speakers include Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering our Habits; Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva and ProFounder; Aliza Licht, DKNY PR GIRL and author of Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill It in Your Career, Rock Social Media; Elizabeth Thornton, leading expert on the psychology of business thinking; and others.

Learn more and register for the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia at