Because of the relatively small numbers, most WiM organisations span all fields of mathematics. However a number of groups have recently started  for women in specialist fields. Here is a list, together  with a number of organizations specifically aimed at women in Statistics and Operational Research. If you know of others, please let us know.

In 2015, AWM launched an initiative to build networks of female researchers in different areas of mathematics, through Research Collaboration Conferences at math insitutes which focus on building collaboration groups consisting of senior and junior women in a given area. Information about such events can be found here.

Since 2010, the Hausdorff Centre for Mathematics in Bonn has been hosting a series of meetings `Young women in ...'.

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley organises a pre-meeting `Connections for Women ....'  for each of its programs aimed specifically at the female participants. Consult the MSRI website for details.




CiE-SIG: Women in Computabilty

The Association Computability in Europe (CiE) has been coordinating a Women in Computability program since 2007. It is hosted during the annual CiE conference.

In 2016 this was formalised into a CiE Special Interest Group. It maintains a mailing list and offers various modest grants, a mentoring programme etc.


Pyladies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. It also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!


The Women In the Security Domain and/Or Mathematics (WISDOM) group was formed in the School of Mathematics and Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) in 2016. The group was born out of the recognised need to increase diversity in the fields of Mathematics and Information Security, and to support the women already working in these fields. The WISDOM group welcomes any individuals who support this endeavour.

Women in Sage

SageMath (previously Sage or SAGE, "System for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation" is mathematical software with features covering many aspects of mathematics, including algebra, combinatorics, numerical mathematics, number theory, and calculus. Women in Sage organises events for women who develop in SageMath or wish to learn Sage. They include introduction presentations, self training, and teamwork on specific projects. For a personal view by Viviane Pons see here.


Women in Number Theory

WIN is an active group whose website is dedicated to the Women in Numbers  community, inspired by the WIN workshops which have occurred regularly since 2008. It aims to be a resource not only to female number theorists, but also to the number theory community as a whole. You are invited to stay in touch via Twitter (@WINnumbertheory) or the email list.

Here are some pictures from the WINE (Women in Numbers Europe) 2013  conference in Luminy, France.

Photos courtesy Alina Bucur


Women in Probability

This organization, started in 2013, is for women active in probability mostly in North America. Its primary purpose is to provide networking and mentoring opportunities for early career women.

In Europe there is no permanent organised group but here is a link to the 2014  Young Women in Probability conference in Bonn.


The Women in Topology (WIT) network is an international group of female mathematicians interested in homotopy theory whose main goal is to increase the retention of women in the field by providing both unique collaborative research opportunities and mentorship between colleagues.

Here is a link to the 2013 Women in Topology conference in Banff.

In 2017 a three day meeting is being held at MSRI. For details see here.





Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO)

As far as we know there is no committee concerned specifically with women in EURO. However recently EURO has had three female presidents:  Martine Labbé (Université Libre de Bruxelles 2007-2008),  Valerie Belton (University of Strathclyde, 2009-2010), Grazia Speranza (Universita de Brescia, 2011-2012).




American Statistics Association Committee on Women in Statistics

The committee on women in statistics of the American Statistical Association (ASA).



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