Cynthia Simpson, M.Ed, CAE is Chief Business Development Officer with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Ms. Simpson is responsible for developing and overseeing all business development aspects with emphasis on institution partnerships, as well as development and implementation of all talent and leadership programs. She has given close to 200 talks on topics of importance to women in STEM at universities, corporations, and professional societies. Ms. Simpson has co-authored various publications including “Mentoring Postdoc Women from an Institutional Perspective” in From Ph.D. to Professoriate book and “Work-Life and Childcare Resources for Postdoc Women” in Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook. Growing up in Seneca Falls, NY (the birthplace of women’s rights), she is a graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Business Management and George Mason University with a M.Ed. in Curriculum Instruction and Design. In 2010, she earned her certified association executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), with less than 5 percent of all association professionals having achieved this mark of excellence. She currently serves on the National Postdoctoral Association’s Advisory Council and ASAE’s Professional Development Section Council and formerly served on the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) program planning committee.