Empowering women throughout
the chemical enterprise

The Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society was established in 1927 as the Women’s Service Committee to encourage women chemists to take an active interest in Society activities. The Committee shall serve as a forum for women in chemistry and related professions; develop recommendations regarding issues of interest to women chemists; provide a means of increasing and improving participation of women in the chemical sciences and the Society; promote the recognition of women chemists; and inform the Council and other appropriate Society bodies of the Committee’s activities.

Amy M. Balija
Chair, ACS Women Chemists Committee


Attract, retain, develop, promote, and advocate for women to positively impact diversity, equity and inclusion in the Society and the profession.


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Articles Highlighting Issues for Women in STEM

Survival Analysis of Faculty Retention in Science and Engineering by Gender
Survival Factor​
Development of the Distance From Privilege Measures: A Tool for Understanding the Persistence of Talented Women in STEM
Higher Pay Not Luring Women to Tech Jobs
Networking Event: Women Chemists of Color National Chemistry Week

Friday, October 21, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

Application Deadline, December 1