BY COUNTRY


Organizations are listed in alphabetical order by country. There are also  regional organizations for Africa and Europe.  The USA based AWM also has many international members. 

Australia
Canada
Chile
China
France
Germany
India
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Pakistan
Russia
Spain
Sweden
UK
USA
Vietnam


Australia

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


Canada

The Canadian Mathematical Society has an active Women in Mathematics Committee. Its mandate is to “monitor the status of women within the Canadian Mathematical community and the CMS, recommend actions to the Board which will assure equitable treatment of women, and encourage the participation of women at all levels of mathematics.” The website contains useful information about activities, meetings and resources  for female mathematicians, especially in Canada.

 

China

The Chinese Mathematical Society has a committee:

The Working Committee for Women in Mathematics, Chinese Mathematical Society (WCWM-CMS) was founded in October 2012. Its present chair is Xing Li, Ningxia University. As one of the branches of the Chinese Mathematical Society (CMS), this committee is a national non-profit academic organization in which women mathematicians who are engaged in research, teaching and applications of mathematics can 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 women.


Chile

Mujeres en Computacion

Somos una agrupación de mujeres académicas, estudiantes y profesionales trabajando en computación en Chile.”  (A group of academic women, students and professionals working in computation in Chile.) Part of the group Latinas in Computing founded in 2006.


France

Femmes et mathématiques

The second oldest organization for women mathematiciens, femmes et mathématiques was founded in 1987.

"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 …"


Germany

 

Since the early days of EWM there has been a German section of European Women in Mathematics. It has organised a number of national and international meetings; it also maintains an email distribution list (ewm-info) for Germany with information on job ads and other matters. The German Mathematical Society (DMV) has Diversity and Equal Opportunities as one of its fields of activities and cooperates closely with the German section of EWM in this context. The Emmy Noether Lectures were initiated by the Diversity and Equal Opportunities representative in 2008. The Arbeitskreis Frauen und Mathematik is a sub-unit of the Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik (= German society of math education) (GDM) and is mainly concerned with math education and history of mathematics.

Here
is an interactive map on which you can locate female mathematics professors in Germany.


India

India does not as yet have an official organization, but there have been several conferences.  This website contains some information. For more information contact Jaya Iyer    jniyer@imsc.res.in


Japan

Japan does not as yet have an official organization, but the  Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) has an Equal opportunity committee  with web site (in Japanese, for the moment). The committee’s main actions are  1. Support for mathematicians bringing their children to mathematical meetings, 2. Encouraging  high school girls to go on to mathematics(e.g. summer schools), 3. Membership in Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE).

For more information contact Motoko Kotani   m-kotani@m.tohoku.ac.jp


Korea

Korean Women in Mathematical Sciences

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.


Mexico

The Mexican Mathematical Society has recently set up La Comisión de Equidad y Género (A commision for equality and gender). Under their initiative, Mexican women in mathematics had their first meeting in January 2014.


Pakistan

Pakistani Women in Mathematics (PWM)

held their first meeting at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in April 2014. They are in the process of setting up their organisation and intend to meet once every year.


Russia

Women in Science and Education (AWSE)

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.

AWSE has many conferences, mainly on mathematics, mathematical modeling, applications of mathematics in other sciences (biology, ecology, economics etc.), and teaching of these subjects at the university level, and also on outreach and interrelations of the scientific community with schools. The chair is Galina Riznichenko,  riznich46@mail.ru. Galina is a professor of biophysics at Moscow StateUniversity.


Spain

Mujeres y Matemáticas

(Women and Mathematics) is a subcommittee of the Spanish mathematical society Real Sociedad Mathematica Espanola (RSME).   Contact:   mujermatematica@gmail.com


Committee for Women in Statistics and Operational Research

of the Sociedad de Estadistica e Investigacion Operativa (SEIO)
(Society for Statistics and Operations Research)


Sweden

Välkommen till Kvinnliga matematiker!

(Welcome to women mathematicians)  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.


UK

The London Mathematical Society (LMS)

has an active committee on Women in Mathematics. It runs an annual Women in Maths Day and  Mary Cartwright lecture. It offers small childcare grants for attending conferences, and the Grace Chisholm Young Fellowships  to mathematicians who need support when their mathematical career is interrupted by family responsibilities or similar circumstance. Mary Cartwright and Grace Chisholm Young (1868-1944) were well known female British mathematicians.


See also the Athena Swan scheme and the LMS Good Practice document.


The Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge has an extensive Gender Balance Programme.


USA

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

This is the oldest and largest of the organisations for women mathematicians. It is based in the USA with  its activities mainly focussed there, but it has many international members. Its website contains a wealth of further resources.


Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences
(JCW)

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 committee 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.


American Statistics Association Committee on Women in Statistics

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

Many other related organisations, mainly based in the USA, can be found here on the AWM website.


Vietnam

No organisation but contact person

Lê Thi Thanh Nhàn, Thai Nguyen College of Sciences  trtrnhan(at)yahoo.com 

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