Here is a sample of some international and official initiatives which are being taken to address the problem of retention of women in mathematics in science and mathematics in particular.
Since its establishment by the UN General Assembly on 22 December 2015, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, taking place on February 11, aims at raising awareness on the issue celebrating women’s excellence in science and reminding the international community that science and gender equality have to advance hand-in-hand to address major global challenges and achieve all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda.
Initiatives for February 11 reported by CWM ambassadors: in 2021, in 2022.
An international forum which unites eminent women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership. It provides research training and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers.
PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries: 2018 call for applications is open. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South.
Explore the data for countries around the world.
A Complex Formula: Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Asia
What factors might be causing the low participation of women Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields? What can be done to attract more girls and women into STEM in Asia and beyond? An e-publication of UNESCO Bankok office.
Promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities. It supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence – education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.
This is an Australian pilot of the Uk’s Athena SWAN program. It covers STEMM fields, and almost all Australian universities have signed up for the first two pilot cohorts.
(STEM) programs at university.by Darcy Hango, Statistics Canada 2015
M. Kuzmin, A. Motskin, Z. Gallinger, The 10 and 3, Jan. 29, 2015
Charlotte Yates, Equity Task Force, January 2014
Corporate Planning and Policy Directorate Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Oaawa, Ontario, Canada, November 2010
Institutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research. A project financed by the European Commission within the Science program. The partners are CNRS, Silauliai University, GESIS and Trinity College.
`Your gateway to gender and science resources’
This is an initiative of the European Union. The annual Gender Summits are dedicated to supporting and advancing excellence and effectiveness of research and innovation at all levels, through the inclusion of gender.
An initiative of the European Commission. Offers encourgament and information for girls to take up careers in science.
(Mission on the place of women in the CNRS)
This German initiative lists profiles of female scientists as a tool to aid recruitment, finding experts, conference speakers, science writing or similar purposes. Site in German and English.
This is an official British organization devoted to advancing women’s academic careers in Science, Maths and Engineering. The charter recognizes commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. Any (British) higher education institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.
A British organisation whose mission is to increase the gender balance in the UK’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) workforce, pushing the presence of female employees from 13% as it stands in 2014, to 30% by 2020.
There are also WISE initiatives on many US campuses, see here.
A NASA video on women in mathematics. The video is part of this broader page.