The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) was formed with the aim of strengthening the role of females within the science and engineering faculty in South Africa.

The association aims to pursue the following goals: drawing attention to female scientists and engineers; emphasizing and addressing issues faced by females in the Engineering and Science sectors; campaigning for the advancement of females in Science and Engineering; providing strong role models and leadership for those wanting to enter the Engineering and Science fields (particularly young people).