Picture Day! Professional Headshot, Networking & Resume Exchange

AWIS DC presents:

Picture Day! Professional Headshot, Networking & Resume Exchange!

April 4, 2016


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Building,
1200 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington DC

At her talk with AWIS DC in December, personal branding expert, Jen Dalton, reminded us of the value of having a professional headshot to represent us in the digital world. As much as we like taking them, it seems that our selfie shots might not make the best 1st impression! We’re pleased to offer you an opportunity to have your business profile portrait taken by DC-area portrait photographer, Tamzin Smith. Tamzin is giving AWIS and AWIS friends a very special offer that includes 1 full-resolution, moderately-retouched digital file (selected from 3-5 shots)! Spaces are limited! ALL ARE WELCOME! Please RSVP by March 31st! Note: No refunds will be given for the headshot portion of this event after March 31, 2016.

Tickets: https://awisdcpictureday.eventbrite.com

Not a member! Join AWIS DC Here!

What to do while you wait for your personal photo shoot?

Photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis so polish off your resumes and bring ~5-10 copies to exchange with others for feedback and networking while you wait! Don’t forget your business cards!

Already have a professional headshot? Feel free to just join us for the Resume Exchange and networking!

Appetizers will be provided.

About Tamzin

Tamzin Smith is a 2013 honors graduate of the Washington School of Photography Professional Program, and an artist-in-residence at Washington ArtWorks in Rockville, Maryland. Tamzin specializes in contemporary, natural light portraits, in studio and on location, for business and branding, social media, online dating, and personal enjoyment. She brings to her work lessons learned from being on the other side of the camera as a model, a sense of composition and color from 23 years as a graphic designer and illustrator, and a sensitivity to the discomfort many people feel being photographed from 4 years of working largely with a professional female clientele. Examples of Tamzin’s work are attached and you can view more on her website at www.tamzinsmithphoto.com.

Tips for preparing for your portrait session:

  • Consider getting your makeup and hair professionally done—unless going for glamorous look, keep it natural.
  • If getting hair cut and/or colored, best to do it a week in advance–give it a chance to settle in and look natural, or if you don’t like it, you have time to make adjustments.
  • Do your hair and makeup carefully, and bring tools/products to touch up.
  • Pinterest is a great resource for wardrobe—search “what to wear for portrait,” maybe add “business,” “casual,” etc…
  • Wear something you love and feel great in, and/or that others have told you you look great in, and that flatters your figure and/or suits the intended use (business, social, dating, etc…).
  • Choose classic styles rather than trendy (unless fashion is your business and/or you are prepared to get an updated portrait when styles change).
  • Bring some options to accessorize (jacket or cardigan, scarves, jewelry, etc…).
  • Please make sure clothes are free of wrinkles, lint and/or pet hair.
  • If you wear glasses, bring them, clean them and be prepared to be photographed in them.
  • Get good sleep and hydration!

AWIS National, AWIS DC and AWIS Bethesda: Wine & Cheese Event

VF01AWIS National, AWIS DC and AWIS Bethesda invite you to a night of networking at the AAAS headquarters.

Come mingle with fellow women in science enthusiasts and learn more about what the individual chapters and our national organization have to offer. Bring your questions, ideas, and business cards! Be sure to RSVP through EventBrite,

Wine & cheese will be provided. Cheers!


Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


AAAS Headquarters. 1200 New York Avenue NW Washington. Washington, DC 20005

AWIS 45th Anniversary Celebration


Please Join Us for Our 45th Anniversary Celebration

Ever since our founding in 1971, AWIS has been at the forefront of successful efforts to change policy and break down barriers for women in STEM.  You are invited to join members of the National Governing Board and the DC Chapter for an evening of celebration and networking.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Lebanese Taverna, Cedar Room

2641 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

*Hors d’oeuvres provided and a cash bar available.

This event is exclusive to AWIS members and supporters and an RSVP is required.

Mentoring Circles 2016 Kickoff Event Featuring Dr. Ofelia Olivero

The 2016 Mentoring Circles Program Kick-off Event

January 13th, 2016

AAAS Building

1200 New York Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20005

6:00 PM Networking

6:30 PM Presentation

Dr. Ofelia Olivero, Author of Interdisciplinary Mentoring in Science: Strategies for Success. Dr. Olivero offers practical and engaging advice on interdisciplinary mentoring in all fields of science. You’ll learn what successful mentoring is, what it is not, and how these important concepts relate to scientists today. Her presentation includes real-world examples, and is backed by current evidence and research. Learn about the benefits and challenges of building a mentoring relationship.

Participating in a Mentoring Circle is free for AWIS members.  To join the Mentoring Circles Program as an AWIS Member:

1. Complete an application form
2. Register for the Kick-off event

To join the Mentoring Circles Program as a non- Member:

1. Complete an application form
2. Register for Mentoring Circles and the Kick-off event ($50.00 fee)

For more information on our Mentoring Circles Program, click here