REGIONAL & INTERNATONAL


There is currently no permanent worldwide international committee or organization for Women in Mathematics. The International Mathematical Union has taken the initiative in constructing this website. Discussions about the possibel formation and structure of a permanent international committee are ongoing and details will be announced in due course.

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 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.

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


For many more related organisations, see here.

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