REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

This website is managed by the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematical Union

The CWM was created by the Executive Committee of the IMU in March 2015. Its purpose is to promote worldwide contacts between national and regional organisations for women and mathematics and to undertake other related activities.

The largest and oldest of the organizations for women mathematicians is the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Based in the USA,  it has many international members. Its website contains a wealth of further resources. You can read about the beginnings of AWM here and see more about AWM and its history in the 1990s here.

In addition there are several Europe-wide organizations supporting women mathematicians.

European Women in Mathematics (EWM)

This is an international association of women working in the field of mathematics in Europe. EWM has an e-mail network and holds a general meeting and a summer school every other year. A newsletter is published at least twice a year. Here is a map showing national EWM representatives. Click on a location to find the country you seek. Here is a promo video about EWM, made during the meeting in Novi Sad in 2009, and here is an earlier video about EWM made in 1996.  You can find a history of how EWM came to be started here.

European Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Committee

This is a committee of the European Mathematical Society  (EMS). Its remit is to provide advice to the EMS and EWM on scientific questions involving women and mathematics, especially recommending speakers for events aimed at emphasizing women’s scientific contributions.

EMS/EWM Scientific Committee

This committee was set up jointly by EWM and EMS. Its remit is to provide advice to the EMS and EWM on scientific questions involving women and mathematics, especially recommending speakers for events aimed at emphasizing women’s scientific contributions.

The interrelations between the various European groups are explained in the article  European Level Organizations for Women Mathematicians  (P 11, EMS Newsletter Dec. 2013) by Caroline Series. http://africanwomeninmath.org/

African Women in Mathematics (AWMA)

The African Women in Mathematics Association AWMA was created at the African Institute for Mathematics Sciences (AIMS)  in Cape Town,  South Africa on July 19th 2013. Its first General Meeting was held in Kenya in July 2015.  Here is some information about AWMA actitivities and here is a slide presentation Mathématiciennes Africaines by Marie Françoise Ouedraogo, AWMA president.   There are also recently formed organisations in a number of individual African countries.

African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Maths in Africa (AMUCWMA)

This was founded in 1986 to promote and encourage female mathematicians in the African continent.

Indian Women in Mathematics (IWM)

Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM) is a collective of Indian mathematicians that has been in existence since 2009. It was reorganised in 2015 to extend the scope of its activities under the suggestion of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). It organises various actitivites in different parts of the subcontinent.

 

In recent years, a number of other organizations have also been founded in other parts of the world.

 

The International Organization of Women and Mathematics Education is a subgroup of ICMI, the IMU's commission on Mathematical Instriuction. IOWME is an international network of individuals and groups who share a commitment to achieving equity in education and who are interested in the links between gender and the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

The International Statistical Institute has an active Committee on Women in Statistics.


For many more related organisations, see here.

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