The initiative in constructing this website was taken by the International Mathematical Union. At its meeting on August 12, 2014, the IMU Executive Committee decided that an international committee will be created whose remit will be to promote worldwide contacts between national and regional organisations for women and mathematics and to undertake other related activities. A small appropriately balanced group, currently being set up and chaired by Ingrid Daubechies, will work with the EC to define the Terms of Reference and organizational structure of this committee. Their proposals will be submitted to the EC at their meeting in Spring 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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 these groups are explained in the article European Level Organizations for Women Mathematicians (P 11, EMS Newsletter Dec. 2013) by Caroline Series.
In recent years, a number of other organizations have been founded in Asia. 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.
For many more related organisations, see here.
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