Our Mission and Vision

Women in Standards is a community of standardization contributors, users, participants, professionals and service providers. Established by women working in standardization, the organization promotes inclusion in standardization, participation by all stakeholders, and provides support and education the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as growing professional networks.

The standardization process benefits from the inclusion of all stakeholders lending their experience, insights, and perspectives into how a standard will be affected when it is not inclusive. Contributions to standardization by a diverse consensus body create a better standard for everyone. Everyone’s voice is heard

Get involved! Practice your networking skills and meet standardization professionals like yourself. Gain insights on issues faced by your network, seek feedback on tough decisions and tough conversations, raise concerns and seek solutions. At Women in Standards, we’re here to listen, assist, educate, and change.


To be a premiere organization focused on elevating and educating the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and gender-responsiveness in the development of standards and in the standardization profession.


To promote diversity, equity and inclusion in standards and standards development.



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Call to Action on Standards

By Lorenza Jachia, Secretary, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. – The UNECE is please to announce that the UN Declaration on Gender

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Body Armor for Women

By Cassy Robinson, National Institute of Standards and Technology. – The history of women serving as United States (U.S.) law enforcement officers (LEOs) is relatively short, beginning in 1845 when

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2019 July WiS – SES Summer Event

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Building a Strong Network

Sometimes growth in one job means looking for that next job. The average time salary workers stick with an employer before moving on is currently 4.6 years. That’s according to an Economic News

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What About That Last Comma

What About That Last Comma I went shopping and bought cereal, milk and chocolate. My milk didn’t come with a bar of chocolate taped to it, but it might have

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Using all CAPS in a Sentence

I feel this goes without saying, but many people use the ‘all CAPS’ strategy when trying to make emails clearer. In my view, it’s the clearest approach to conveying unhappiness

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Spelling and Editing Guidance for Standards Participants The thing I’m worst at, but try the hardest to conquer. Is that true for you? Huffpost reviewed 100 LinkedIn profiles and found

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