Conference for Graduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics

Fostering professional development and leadership opportunities in physics for graduate and postdoc women and gender minorities (formerly Advancing Graduate Leadership)
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Goals to advance graduate women and gender minorities in physics

Through events and mentoring, as part of the APS Gender Inclusive Physics Community, the Conference for Women and Gender Minorities in Physics provides women and gender minorities who are physics graduate students and postdocs with the support and professional development they need to grow as leaders in physics and related fields.

The goals of this conference are to:

  • Expand networking, strengthen retention, and provide opportunities for future research and other collaborations for women throughout the community
  • Provide mentor, leadership, and professional development training to women and gender minorities pursuing physics graduate studies
  • Empower graduate women and gender minorities to become positive change agents within the broader community in order to make physics a more inclusive discipline

Thank you to the conference's sponsor

APS is grateful to the Heising-Simons Foundation for their partnership and support for the Conference for Graduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics.

Contact and get involved

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact APS's Gender Inclusive Physics Community staff.


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These conferences empower physics undergraduate women and gender minorities to explore career and education opportunities.

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The Gender Inclusive Physics Community helps women and gender minority students connect and advance in their studies and careers.

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We're committed to fostering a welcoming physics community where everyone passionate about science can succeed.

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