The New Zealand Association for Women in the Sciences was founded in Wellington in 1985. The association has members throughout New Zealand, with branches in Otago, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Manawatu, Waikato and Auckland. The rules of the association are available here
Our aims are to:
- Provide a network for women interested or working in the sciences to share scientific information, experience and skills.
- Explore and speak on issues relating to women and science.
- Provide social interaction with others who have similar interests.
- Assist girls and women to gain confidence in their role in the sciences and increase self knowledge.
- Provide visibility for women in the sciences and to support women to achieve visibility in the sciences.
We do this by:
- Holding regional events where members can network, discuss and learn from other women in science
- Holding triennial conferences to bring together women from across New Zealand to share ideas
- Sending a monthly newsletter to members featuring information of relevance and interest to women in science
- Preparing submissions to government and other bodies on issues relating to women and science.