Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics.
The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.
IAS School of Mathematics
Good Practice Scheme
The London Mathematical Society strongly supports advancing women's careers in university mathematics departments. The Society's Women in Mathematics Committee has developed a Good Practice Scheme with the aim of supporting mathematics departments interested in embedding equal opportunities for women within their working practices.
The Scheme provides specific support for departments working towards Athena SWAN Award status. Further information can be found in the Good Practice Scheme Booklet below.
more on the web page of the London Math Soc
Two workshops were held in Banff at BIRS, in 2006 and 2007, to work toward increasing the presence of women in mathematics in North America. The following website created by participants Petra Bonfert Taylor and Ed Taylor contains reports and materials which emerged from these workshops.
An initiative of Microsoft
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. The Charter was launched in June 2005. Any higher education institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.
The beliefs underpinning the Charter are:
- The advancement of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine is fundamental to quality of life across the globe
- It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area
- Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords
Learn about the development of the Athena SWAN Charter: History and principles.
Read our most recent Annual Report: Annual Report. Read past Annual Reports: Publications.
Find out about the group that oversees the Charter: Steering committee.
More on the web site
The Isaac Newton Institute is committed to equal opportunities at all levels of our activities. This commitment is founded not just on principles of fairness and justice but on the recognition that, as a world-class research institute, we must utilise the whole spectrum of mathematical research talent. Moreover, as an international visitor research institute in the mathematical sciences, we have a pivotal role in developing the research careers of women mathematical scientists, thereby helping to redress the historical gender imbalance.
The Institute Gender Balance Action Plan