Public Relations Committee Mission Statement:

“To foster public awareness of AWIS San Diego and ensure a consistent image in promoting equality of women in STEM fields”

Effective public relations are vital to the success of our organization.

We strive to ensure that potential members and sponsors in the community know our chapter, and our mission to achieve equity and full participation of women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM).

Publicity efforts are especially important to communicate our chapter events to members, to attract new members, and ensure our presence is recognized in the STEM community. We routinely promote Happy hours, Strategy Sessions, and also promote and attend larger AWIS SD events such as the annual Open House, Scholarship Gala, The Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Conference. In addition we partner with like-minded organizations and participate at local conferences in support of STEM fields.

Public Relations promotes AWIS SD resources for career development and our voice for women in STEM to the wider community.


  • Ensure a consistent AWIS-SD brand and image, and PR strategy
  • Manage social media accounts and bi-monthly event list mailings to Keep members up to date with chapter events, community events, and job opportunities
  • Creative design of flyers and promotional gifts
  • Event photography
  • Attend chapter, and non-AWIS SD events to provide AWIS-SD promotional material, set up and staff booths or tables, and network with participants.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local media and other like minded organizations to increase public awareness of AWIS SD in the community
  • Recruit and welcome new members at various professional levels, retain current members

Public Relations Committee member benefits:

  • Communication, Marketing, and Management: Develop your professional communication skills through email, newsletters, and social media channels.
  • Creative Design: create social media campaigns, design promotional materials, and showcase your photography skills for our events.
  • Networking: Develop relationships with other AWIS SD committees, media contacts, sponsors, and partners. Represent AWIS SD at local conferences and science fairs.

Help us to build awareness of AWIS-SD events and news on a flexible schedule—we have short and long term projects that fit your schedule, and always welcome new ideas!

If you are interested in making the most of your AWIS-SD membership by improving your communication skills and increasing awareness of our chapter, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Chair            Robyn Wygal             

Members            Aarti Narang

                           Alison Huang

                           Elena Rubio de la Torre

                           Gloria Lefkowitz

                           Jennifer Ngolab

                           Katherine Liu

                           Lori Yang

                           Susan McOuown

Past Events:

AAAS conference

AWIS-SD WIST Conference

AWIS-SD Scholarship Celebration

AWIS-SD Open House

ACS conference

Business Women’s Mega Mixer

March for Science 2017

SD Lawyers Club Equal Pay Day

Science Fair at Del Mar

Qualcomm QWISE Day


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Yashi (PR member) and Vicki (Outreach member) at the AWIS-SD booth at the STE[+a]m ASCEND Conference.


 PR website picture 1

AWIS-SD volunteers celebrating International Women’s Day with QWISE at Qualcomm.


If you are interested in becoming involved in increasing awareness of our chapter, while improving your communication skills and learning to interact with the media, please contact the PR Chair.

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