AWE is a networking and professional/personal development group created for women in Kern County STEM industry professions. AWE was initially created for women in the energy and utilities industry (The Alliance of Women in Energy) but has diversified its focus to now empower women in all STEM related fields. AWE meetings are a welcoming and productive environment within which members may build relationships with one another and gain knowledge about their industries and community.
AWE members attend bi-monthly luncheons where they share knowledge about their field, and enjoy presentations by community leaders who discuss key STEM innovations, legislative challenges, non-profit activities, and women’s issues. AWE also hosts evening events at great local venues, offering members the opportunity to network in a relaxed setting.
In addition, AWE members enjoy various opportunities for professional development scholarships, exclusive events, special raffle prizes, and a membership directory for business-to-business networking.
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To maintain the integrity of AWE, we ask that all members have one of the following: a bachelor’s degree in an STEM-related field, at least two years of professional experience in the STEM industry, or the ability to demonstrate that the STEM industry is an important part of their client base. AWE’s annual membership fee is $75.
AWE hosts bi-monthly luncheons at Cafe Med on the first Thursday of even numbered months, and networking events take place throughout the year at great local venues. For a full list of events, visit our calendar. Non-members are welcome at nearly all AWE events, and KEDF is happy to add you to the AWE invitation list. Just click below to email and ask to be added.
Upcoming Luncheon Topics and Speakers
- August 4, 2016: Speaker TBD
- October 6, 2016: Robin Paggi, WorkLogic HR – “Gender & Age Differences in the Workplace”
Past Luncheon Topics and Speakers
- The Challenges and Rewards of Female Entrepreneurship presented by Antrox Engineering, Dagny Energy Group, and Robin’s Envirovac
- Leasing vs. Owning: The Benefits of Solar Panels presented by PG&E and Sunrun Inc.
- Women’s Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke presented by the American Heart Association and San Joaquin Community Hospital
- Smart Financial Planning for Your Future presented by Charpentier Wealth Strategies
- “Setting your Sights on Success!” Vision Boards presented by Chevron
Upcoming Evening Events and Activities
Past Evening Events and Activities
- Ladies Paint Night presented by Blush & Brush
- Mix and Mingle presented by Prospect Lounge at the Padre Hotel
- Bunco for Charity presented by Christine’s in the Fashion Plaza
- Ladies Paint Night presented by Corks and Strokes
- AWE Loves Shopping presented by the Outlets at Tejon
- Ice Cream Social presented by Dewar’s Candy Shop