Holiday Social Dec 14th


Thanks to all of you who joined us at Palo Alto AWIS’s Holiday Social on Wednesday, Dec 14th from 6-9pm.

It was an exclusive evening at Bradley’s Fine Diner in Menlo Park — we mingled with Silicon Valley STEM professionals in the Holiday Spirit!

Looking forward to more fun events next year…

Expanding Your Horizons 2017

Near San Ramon? Here’s something fun: the 2017 Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is coming up — save the date!


The conference will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Diablo Valley College in San Ramon. This is your opportunity to interact with 300 girls (or as we’d like to call them, budding scientists) in grades 6-9 and show them how fun a career in math and science can be.

Tri-Valley is looking for volunteers to perform the following leadership roles:

  • Workshop leader or back-up workshop leader
  • Career Fair/Science Expo
  • Facilities
  • Hall monitors
  • Photographer
  • Registration

For those who participated previous years, you’ll remember how much the girls loved going from table to table meeting people and learning about the different career and college opportunities.

For more information visit

Networking with the AWIS Leadership


Thanks to East Bay AWIS Members who joined us for a Friday afternoon chat with AWIS presidents past and present. Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon, Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management and Operations at Genentech, shared stories from her time serving as AWIS President – we heard about her experience representing AWIS globally, including in front of the UN!

bahijajallalAlso present was Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune, who shared her vision for leading AWIS onward, building on the momentum built by Ann.

This was an insightful, yet casual opportunity for our members to connect with AWIS leadership. We look forward to more like it!


This event was held on:
Friday, Oct 7, 2016

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (PDT)

East Bay AWIS October Leadership Workshop


Thank you Johnson & Johnson for helping to host this engaging East Bay AWIS workshop featuring Vikas Bhatia from the Prana Partnership. Bhatia guided a lively discussion  to help attendees gain a greater awareness of how each person’s mind and background affects the way they act and react in situations. The goal of this workshop was to empower women to pursue leadership roles without sacrificing who they truly are. To be the lighthouse in the storm by harnessing unique character strengths instead of trying to conform to an archetype.

A special thanks to Vikas Bhatia of the Prana Partnership for generously donating his time and knowledge for this event. To read more about Vikas Bhatia, check out his blog post on “How Gender Diversity Efforts are Failing Us” …or read his post, “Velco. Teflon. The Mind. And the future of humanity“, that was inspired by Margarita’s question at the workshop!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next event!

This workshop was held on:
Thursday October 6th, 2016

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Johnson & Johnson
6500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Building 1
Fremont, CA 94555


Thanks for Coming to the Annual Picnic!

The Northern California Chapters of AWIS (East Bay, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento) thank you for coming to our annual summer potluck picnic on August 13th!

We hope you had a great time! If you weren’t able to make it this year make sure to subscribe to our mailing  list to be kept updated on future events.

The Beresford Park has paths for walking, grassy and picnic areas, several playgrounds, skate park, bocce, as well as tennis and basketball courts nearby. We were located in picnic area #2 next to the play structure.

Saturday, August 13th 2016
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Beresford Park
2720 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403