Committee Overview

Interested in helping to plan events for AWIS LAVC?

If you want to help grow our chapter, one of the best ways is to participate in our planning meetings. We hold monthly meetings via teleconference to discuss future events and chapter business.

Meetings are currently scheduled for every third Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you’d like to listen in or even throw in your own ideas, please contact us at to ensure that you are added to the planning committee email list.

Volunteers Needed

Have you been looking for a way to get involved? The AWIS Los Angeles-Ventura County Chapter is looking for a few volunteers to help us remain connected. If you would like to interact with energetic, know-how women who want to make a difference, this is the opportunity for you! You will expand your network and help other women scientists in their career development. Service in areas related to your profession is also an excellent way to promote yourself in your resumes and CVs.

Position – Monthly Coffee Club Coordinator
The duties would involve acting as a contact person for interested attendees, reporting attendance to the chapter, and advertising the get together in your area. The coffee clubs are relaxed opportunities for our members in a particular geographic area to network and discuss any topic of interest.

Position – Student Membership Coordinator
The main responsibilities for this position involve tracking student member information and payments as well as sending welcome emails to new members. This position is a great way to be involved with minimal time commitment.

Interested volunteers should contact or fill out our volunteer form.

Current Committee Positions

Our chapter has four committees as listed below and we have listed some of our ideas and opportunities for helping out in more detail. We are always open to new ideas and input too! If you are interested in pursuing any of these areas of interests or have new idea on how to get involved, contact us at

–Website maintenance/content generator (1-2 people to update the website with upcoming events, committee members, announcements, and anything else relevant to the chapter)
–Planning Meeting Coordinator (1 person to organize the agenda items and meeting content for our teleconference/web-con planning meetings which occur monthly)
–Event notifier (communicate with Chapter members, AWIS National and Linked In Groups regarding upcoming events and chapter news)
–Flyer designer (Create flyers for upcoming events)

Membership and Sponsorship
–Sponsorship team (2-4 people: Create sponsorship marketing packets, generate lists of potential sponsors, send out packets, develop and maintain sponsor relationships)
–Campus/company/local liaison coordinator (1-4 people: Work with campus liaisons to promote events, hold coffee clubs with membership information)
–Membership information coordinator (1 person: Be in charge of membership information box to bring to all events, work with AWIS National to obtain membership materials)
–Membership renewal coordinator (1 person: Manage membership list, create and send out renewal reminders)
–Membership promoter (1 person, Send emails to event attendees with invitation to membership)
–Members-only events team (2-4 people: Plan members-only events)

Networking and Social
-Join this committee and be involved with developing ideas and planning fun and worthwhile social and networking events
-Coordinator of members-only networking events (our goal is 2 events per year that are for members only)

Mentoring, Outreach, and Professional Development
-Chair (or co-chair) a professional development speaker event
-Help at a speaker event
-Coordinate refreshments at speaker events
-Be a part of the outreach subcommittee (we are starting an outreach program with local middle and high schools this year and need help with contacting and visiting schools to bring science presentations to the classrooms)
-Head up AWIS LAVC involvement in the international science and engineering fair, Intel ISEF–as judges or as general volunteers
-Chair or co-chair the mentoring sub-committee and develop a chapter mentoring program
-Help launch the AWIS LAVC mentoring program