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There are many organizations for women in various sciences, or with particular interests. Below is a partial list which we hope to add to in due course.


Women for Science (Women for Science Working Group for Africa) is a Flagship Programme of the NASAC. The goal on this project is to appreciate the role of women scientists in science, technology and innovation activities in Africa. NASAC (Network of African Science Academies) is a consortium of merit-based science academies in Africa and aspires to make the “voice of science” heard by policy and decision makers within Africa and worldwide.


Association for Women in Science AWIS

“Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. ”

The Women in Science Program of IANAS

The Women in Science program of IANAS is an Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences.

Asia and Oceania

The Women in Science and Engineering Committee (WISE) of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) is a Special Committee of AASSA. AASSA is one of the four regional networks of the Inter Academy Partnership IAP, a global network of Science Academies.
Its (free to download) report "Profiles of Women Scientists in Asia: Their inspirational stories" profiles 50 researchers across the AASSA membership countries, and was funded by IAP and AASSA and managed by the Australian Academy of Science. The current project of the AASSA-WISE Committee, funded by UNESCO and IAP, is the "Asia-Pacific STEM Women" database, which will be housed on the "STEM Women" site of the Australian Academy of Science.



European Platform of Women Scientists

“The European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) is an international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of more than 12.000 women scientists in Europe and beyond. ” 

EPWS Updates, the letter of the European Platform of Women Scientists, is aimed at disseminating EPWS information on its activity, drawing attention to happenings of interest to the European women scientists’ community and giving voice to EPWS associations and members."

Global Networks

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

OWSD, formerly TWOWS, is the first international forum uniting women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.

The Kovalevskaya fund

This is a small foundation which aims to encourage women in science and technology in developing countries. Founded in 1985, it is named after the Russian mathematician, socialist and feminist Sofia V. Kovalevskaya (1850—1891).

Computer Science


The ACM-W section of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) "supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

Latinas in Computing 

 "A community created by and for the Latinas in computing with a mission of promoting their representation and success in computing-related fields." The group has over 100 participants from many parts of the world.


L'intelligence numerique au service de la femme. Based in Senegal: "Senchix est une association regroupant des jeunes filles et femmes évoluant dans des domaines liées aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication.''  

Women in High Performance Computing  

The “Women in HPC” network addresses gender imbalance issues in HPC through support, research and initiatives to raise the professional profiles of women in HPC.

Women in Machine Learning 

Since its first workshop in 2006, WiML has been creating opportunities for women in machine learning to present and promote their research.


IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) 

This is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. Formed in 1994, it has 15,000 members around the world.

Women in Engineering Proactive Network WEPAN 

A non-profit educational organization founded in 1990 to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions in the USA.

Women's Enginerering Society (UK based)

The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.It coordinates the International Women in Engineering Day which takes place on 23 June annually.

Swiss Association of Women Engineers