AWIS is a national New Zealand organisation that works to better the position of all women working in the sciences, including those practicing, teaching or supporting science and those studying science at a tertiary level. Formed in 1985, the organisation provides a network for women with an interest in STEM to share experience and skills, allowing them to gain confidence in their role and increase self-knowledge. AWIS’s strategy is focused on reducing bias in the workplace, career development, and ensuring work-life balance for women working in STEM.
Engineering New Zealand is a non-profit membership organisation helping engineers be the best, so they can engineer better lives for New Zealanders. They’re the voice of engineering and aren’t afraid to ask the hard questions, seek expert advice, explore possibilities, and partner with all sectors of society to drive this. They’re dedicated to building a strong engineering profession that New Zealanders have confidence in and can trust.
ICWES19 is the triennial flagship event of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). INWES is a global network of organisations of women in STEM, reaching over 60 countries worldwide. The goal of INWES is to build a better future worldwide through the full and effective participation of women and girls in all aspects of STEM.