Organizations

Listed below are organizations or associations of women worldwide. Some of these have a national focus, others are international. Many have websites that provide links to articles, studies, statistics, or other resources. Many organize special events; some award special fellowships and prizes. The list gives a one or two sentence description for each (typically lifted from its website) and a click-able button for the website.

 

 

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

A non profit organization (based in the USA) founded in 1971.

Its purpose is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

AWM has over 3,000 members (men and women) from the USA and around the world.

AWM website

 

 

AWMA

The creation of  AWMA was a wish expressed by African women mathematicians at a workshop organized by the Committee "Women in math" of the African Mathematical Union and CIMPA in 2012 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

 

 

The Australian Mathematical Society's Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group

The Women in Mathematics group has been an active special interest group of the Australian Mathematical Society since early 2013.

The group aims to:

  • support women to achieve their potential in all areas of mathematics;
  • facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in mathematical careers;
  • encourage women to have active careers in the mathematical sciences.

More on the website

 

 

Athena Swan

This is a British semi-governmental organisation devoted to advancing women's academic careers in Science, Maths and Engineering.

Athena Swan

 

 

 

Committee for Women in Statistics and Operational Research of the Society for Statistics and Operations Research (SEIO)

http://www.seio.es/Commission-for-Women-in-Statistics-and-Operational-Research.html

 

 

 

Chinese Mathematical Society Working Committee for Women in Mathematicians

The committee is a national non-profit
academic organization in which women mathematicians who are engaged in
research, teaching and applications of mathematics could share their
scientific research through academic exchanges both in China and
abroad and let their voice be heard by the world not only as scholars
but also as female.
The aims and objectives of the WCWM-CMS are the following:

The aims and objectives of the WCWM-CMS are the following:
1. To encourage women to study and make careers in the mathematical
sciences.
2. To promote women mathematicians and women who teach mathematics in
schools and colleges to exchange their experience and cooperate with
each other.
3. To ensure the academic rights and interest of women mathematicians
and women who are doing relative jobs.
4. To cooperate with other organizations on similar objectives in
other countries.
5. To support women mathematician and women members participating
democratic supervision, and encourage them to join in social welfare
activities.

 

 

 

European Women in Mathematics (EWM)

An international association of women working in the field of mathematics in Europe.

Every other year, EWM holds a general meeting and a summer school. A newsletter is published at least twice a year.

EWM has a website and an e-mail network.

EWM website

 

 

 

EMS/EWM Scientific Committee

The committee’s remit is to provide advice to the EMS and EWM on scientific questions involving women and mathematics. It advises on scientific topics and speakers for events aimed at emphasizing women’s scientific contributions, such as those organised separately or jointly by EWM and the EMS. It may also be consulted about women speakers for other mathematical meetings or scientific activities, and other similar matters.

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/comm-women2.html

 

 

 

European Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Committee

 

The committee’s remit is to provide advice to the EMS and EWM on scientific questions involving women and mathematics. It advises on scientific topics and speakers for events aimed at emphasizing women’s scientific contributions, such as those organised separately or jointly by EWM and the EMS. It may also be consulted about women speakers for other mathematical meetings or scientific activities, and other similar matters.

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/comm-women.html

Contact person: Caroline Series (Chair)

 

 

Femmes et mathématiques

Peu de filles dans les filières techniques et scientifiques, peu de femmes dans les métiers scientifiques, en particulier en mathématiques, c’est de ce constat et de la volonté d’y remédier qu’est née en 1987 l’association femmes et mathématiques. Elle compte actuellement environ deux cent membres, pour l’essentiel des mathématiciennes travaillant à l’Université ou dans des organismes de recherche et des professeurs de mathématiques de l’enseignement secondaire ou de classes préparatoires mais aussi des sociologues, des philosophes et des historiennes s’intéressant à la question des femmes dans les milieux

 

http://www.femmes-et-maths.fr/

 

 

 

Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences

The Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences (JCW), founded in 1971 as a committee of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), is now a joint committee of eight mathematical and statistical societies:

The Joint Committee on Women serves primarily as a forum for communication among member organizations about the ways in which each organization enhances opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences. JCW disseminates information about effective mechanisms and best practices for these enhancements through media such as its website, society publications, and presentations at meetings of the member societies. The Committee also may recommend actions to the governing bodies of the member societies in support of these opportunities.

Areas of attention include, but are not limited to:

  • attracting women to mathematical and statistical sciences,
  • retaining and advancing women in their careers,
  • creating a professional community that is welcoming and supportive regardless of gender,
  • supporting the adoption of practices that minimize the potential for bias.

JCW-Math web page

 

 

 

 

 

Korean Woman in Mathematical Sciences

The institution was founded to contribute to the development and diffusion of technology in mathematical sciences to support academic advancement and active exchanges among Korean mathematicians and expand the base of women in mathematics.
Korean Woman in Mathematical Sciences

 

 

 

Swiss Association of Women Engineers

http://www.svin.ch/cms/home.html

 

 

 

?Women in Science and Education?

 

This is an organization of women (men are accepted as members as well).

Goals: self-organization of the Russian scientific community, professional and moral support for women in science and education, unification of the effort of scientists, academics, teachers and students with the aim of preservation and development of science and education in Russia.

 They have a lot of conferences, mainly on mathematics, mathematical modeling, applications of mathematics in other sciences (biology, ecology, economics etc.), and teaching of this subjects at the university level, and also on outreach and interrelations of the scientific community with schools. Questions related to teaching, on all levels, plays important role in activities (there is a number of conferences devoted to modern problems in education etc.) The chair is Galina Riznichenko who is a professor of biophysics at Moscow State, interested in mathematical modeling in biology.

 

 

Contact person:

 

Galina Riznichenko

 

riznich46@mail.ru

 

 http://www.awse.ru/members/riznichenko/

 

 

http://www.awse.ru/

 

 

 

Woman mathematicians in Sweden

This is an open database for women in mathematics with a connection to Sweden. All women mathematicians, from students to professors, are welcome to register.

If you are looking for a mathematician, it is easy to search the database using search criteria such as degree or research area.

Välkommen till Kvinnliga matematiker!

 

 

 

Women in Number theory

This is a subject specific group with a very nice website, mailing list etc.

Their website contains a list of women in maths links which are mainly US based…. you may want to include some of these also. 

Women in Number theory

 

 

 

Active subcommittees of National Math Societies

London Mathematical Society Women in Maths Committee

Contact person: Gwyneth Stallard (Chair)

gwyneth.stallard@open.ac.uk

http://www.mathematics.open.ac.uk/People/gwyneth.stallard

 

Mujeres y Matemáticas Spanish mathematical society RSME (Real Sociedad Mathematica Espanola)

mym.rsme.es

mujermatematica(at)gmail.com

 

Arbeitskreis Frauen und Mathematik

The Arbeitskreis is a sub-unit of GDM (Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik= German society of math education ) and is mainly concerned with math education and history of mathematics.

 

 

 

American Statistics Association Committee on Women in Statistics

http://www.amstat.org/committees/cowis/

 

 

International Statistics Institute Committee on Women in Statistics

Contact: Penny Bidgood (Chair) p.bidgood@btinternet.com

Committee on Women in Statistics

 

 

A useful article on European level organisations for women mathematicians

For a useful article on European level organisations for women mathematicians:

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/comm-women2.html



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