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2020 July 28 – Announcing Publication of 2020 Survey – Inclusion in Standards – PDFDownload WORDDownload

2020 July 15 – Announcing Karin Athanas, Executive Officer and Board President of Women in Standards to present at 69th Annual SES Conference – PDFDownlard WORDDownload

2020 July 09 – Announcing Veronica A. Lancaster as Women in Standards Board of Director – PDFDownloadWORDDownload

2020 June 07 – Women in Standards Approved as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit – PDFDownload WORDDownload

2020 April 16 – Announcing Call for Board Nominations – PDFDownloadWORDDownload

2020 March 16 – Announcing Dr. Kate DeVarney as Women in Standards Board of Director – PDFDownload – WORDDownload

2020 March 01 – Announcing Amy Lestition Burke as Women in Standards Board of Director – PDFDownload – WORDDownload

2020 January 06 – Women in Standards Website Launch – PDFDownload – WORDDownload

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Recent Events

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Women in Standards at the 2020 SES Conference

In August 2020, the Society for Standards Professional, SES, held their 2020 annual conference. Women in Standards celebrated with our fellow standards industry friends and family at the 69th annual conference which was held virtually due to travel restrictions…more here

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Happy 2020 4th of July

This July 4th, the Women in Standards wishes all of our members a happy and safe holiday celebration. Watch the video … more here

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Women in Standards at ICPHSO 2020

In February 2020 Karin Athanas, Women in Standards Executive Officer, attended the 2020 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) conference in Orlando, Florida…more here




Working as a Female Technical Officer in an International Standards Development Organization – by Marianna Kramarikova, Technical Officer at IEC.

Marianna Kramarikova joined the International Electrotechnical Commission in 2020…more here

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2020 March Women in Standards Happy Hour

The first 2020 Women in Standards Happy Hour was held on March 5, 2020 and was attended by members and non-members to connect and catch up…more here


Women & Girls

In Celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day was first established on 22 December 2015 by the General Assembly of UNESCO…more here

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Meeting of the OSAC FSSB – By Karin Athanas, Executive Officer at Women in Standards

On 5-6 February 2020, the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) met for two days…more here

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2020 January Women in Standards Annual Dinner

he 2020 Women in Standards Dinner was held on January 23, 2020 and was attended by members from government, industry, and standards development bodies…more here