Promoting the Value of Standards and the Standards Contributor

The Women in Standards Announces a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society for Standards Professionals

Washington, DC, October 13, 2020 – The Women in Standards announces the formation of an MOU with the Society for Standards Professionals (SES). This partnership will support our mission to raise the visibility of standardization and the development of standards professionals and contributors. Standards contributors are users, industry, researchers, and other stakeholders who participate as consensus body members to develop voluntary consensus standards.

Through this agreement, the Women in Standards and SES will

Upon completion of a competency framework, Women in Standards will support the continued development of expert contributors by providing educational content and training classes. Additionally, we will be developing a resource library of internal and external options for continuing skills development.

To learn more about the Women in Standards’ work on developing a competency framework for standardization contributors click here.


SES – The Society for Standards Professionals is a not-for-profit professional membership society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. The Society’s worldwide membership includes standards developers, users, managers, and information specialists from industry, government, standards developing organizations, trade associations, and academia.

ABOUT Women in Standards:

Women in Standards is a nonprofit membership society incorporated in Maryland. Our mission is “To develop and promote a diverse ecosystem of standards development participants.” Visit the Women in Standards website for educational resources on topics such as standards development and standardization, conformity assessment, and professional development. The Women in Standards provides a community for standards developers and contributors to come together to grow and strengthen the field and promote issues of inclusion and diversity.