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Jewish Alliance for Women in Science

Helping Women Enter Careers Related to Science and Medicine

JAWS Highlighted Feature

Visit Mentors' Round Table to read our interviews of women in the fields of science and health. These are women of varying levels of experience and backgrounds, brought to the table to answer your questions about everything from work-life balance to financial management. Read on, be inspired, and leave them (and us!) a comment!

Newest Interviews: Ecologist, MD Student 1 (2nd year) , MD Student 2 (2nd year) , Optometry Student and Speech Pathologist

Check back soon! More to come!

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The E-Mentor Program

The e-mentor program aims to fill the need for strong female role models in science careers. The mentor relationship is beneficial to both mentor and mentee as each dialogue about their experiences as Jewish women in science.

Potential mentors and students fill out a simple questionnaire to help JAWS staff get to know them. When a student form is received JAWS staff then searches the mentor database to locate an appropriate mentor. The mentor is then contacted by JAWS to confirm that they are willing to take on the student. If the mentor agrees then e-mail communication is initiated by the mentor. If the mentor is busy, a new mentor is contacted. JAWS will e-mail all students within, approximately, a week of receiving their form to update them on the matching process.

If at any time mentor or mentee experiences a problem they should contact JAWS immediately at [email protected]

This is an e-mail and phone based program. JAWS does not support in person contact. If at any point someone suggests arranging a meeting JAWS prefers that you contact them immediately at [email protected]

Please note, signing up to become a mentor or to request a mentor does not provide membership of the site. To become a mentor or request a mentor you must also become a member. The link to sign up is on the home page.

To Become a Mentor

All you need to do is fill out this form.

To Request a Mentor

Nothing could be simpler. All you have to do is fill out this form.

Mentors' Roundtable

Mentors' Roundtable is full of interesting and inspiring personal interviews with our mentors.