This website is the reponsibility of the IMU's Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM). Communications concerning the website can be directed to info-for-cwm(at)

The website was originally created by the Women in Mathematics Webpages Advisory Group under the oversight of the International Mathematical Union and under the leadership of its then President, Ingrid Daubechies. It was designed as a service to the international community and launched on August 12, 2014, immediately prior to the ICM in Seoul.

The CWM was created by the IMU in March 2015. Its first meeting took place in Cortona, Italy 4-5 September 2015. The second meeting was in Berlin, July 2016 and the third in Berlin in May 2017.


CWM Committee Members

IMU EC liaison: John Toland, University of Bath, UK



CWM Terms of Reference

-To promote international contacts between national and regional organizations for women in mathematical sciences;

- To maintain up-to-date content on the Women in Mathematics part of the IMU website and, with appropriate assistance from the IMU, to ensure
its technical development;

-To consider how best to facilitate electronic communications among the
community of women mathematicians internationally;

-To work with groups, committees and commissions of IMU on topics
pertaining to women mathematicians and their representation;

- To publicise, and where needed to suggest, working practices that
ensure equal opportunities for women mathematicians in universities and
research institutions, for example appropriate funding arrangements,
family friendly policies and facilities;

- To report annually to the IMU Executive Committee, and to the IMU General
Assembly, and to propose actions that would foster equal treatment of women in the mathematical community and lead to an increase in the representation of women in mathematics at all levels.

Members of the CWM are appointed four years coinciding with the EC terms, and membership should be widely distributed geographically. The CWM has a chair and a vice-chair and 6-8 members-at-large. One of the CWM members is responsible for the CWM website and electronic communication. The IMU-EC appoints an EC-CWM liaison (observer), who should be present at all committee meetings. The CWM should meet at least once a year, preferably by videoconference.



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