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CWM Committee Members


Neela Nataraj
IIT Bombay
India (grant management)

Petra Bonfert-Taylor
Dartmouth College
USA (web management)

CWM Terms of Reference

  • To promote international contacts between national and regional organizations for women in mathematical sciences;
  • To maintain up-to-date content on the Women in Mathematics part of the IMU website and, with appropriate assistance from the IMU, to ensure its technical development;
  • To consider how best to facilitate electronic communications among the community of women mathematicians internationally;
  • To work with groups, committees and commissions of IMU on topics pertaining to women mathematicians and their representation;
  • To publicise, and where needed to suggest, working practices that ensure equal opportunities for women mathematicians in universities and research institutions, for example appropriate funding arrangements, family friendly policies and facilities;
  • To report annually to the IMU Executive Committee, and to the IMU General
  • Assembly, and to propose actions that would foster equal treatment of women in the mathematical community and lead to an increase in the representation of women in mathematics at all levels.

Members of the CWM are appointed four years coinciding with the EC terms, and membership should be widely distributed geographically. The CWM has a chair and a vice-chair and 6-8 members-at-large. One of the CWM members is responsible for the CWM website and electronic communication. The IMU-EC appoints an EC-CWM liaison (observer), who should be present at all committee meetings. The CWM should meet at least once a year, preferably by videoconference.

Committee Meetings

CWM was approved by the IMU Executive Committee in March 2015. Its first meeting took place in Cortona, Italy in September 2015; a detailed report can be found here. The second meeting was in Berlin, July 2016 and the third in Berlin in May 2017.

Past Committees

The first CWM committee was appointed by the IMU EC in March 2015. The term of membership is four years, coinciding with the term of the EC, with possible renewal for a further four.