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CWM is organizing the first Worldwide Meeting for Women in Mathematics in Rio as a satellite event of ICM.

The CWM 2018 call for Networks and Schools received 57 applications of which CWM decided to support 12. Most grants are for developing regional networks for Women in Mathematics, in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. This is the case in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Uzkekistan and in the Balkan region.  An activity inspired by the series of meetings "Women in ..." will take place for the first time in South America, in Uruguay. The African Women in Mathematics Association will also be writing portraits of African women mathematicians, and a video with Faces of Women in Mathematics all over the world supported. Two further events are taking place in Europe, an ICTP school in Trieste (Italy) , and the European Women in Mathematics General Meeting taking place in Graz (Austria). In both cases the CWM grant will be used to support the attendance of women from developing countries.

Africa: Portraits of Women Mathematicians

Portraying African Women Mathematicians.

Through this project, a database of role models of African Women Mathematicians will be created for the AWMA website, information about AWMA will be made available at various African universities via posters, and a booklet of portraits of African Women Mathematicians will be created for presentation during the (WM)² event.

Contact: Marie Francoise Ouedrago,


Austria (EWM)

European Women in Mathematics General Meeting

September 3-7, 2018, Graz, Austria

The program of the meeting, celebrating 30 years of the EWM, will include a series of three lectures by the EMS lecturer Gigliola Staffilani of MIT and six plenary lectures by outstanding women mathematicians selected by the Scientific Committee of the EWM. The plenary speakers come from six different countries and cover a wide range of topics in mathematics. There will also be nine specialized sessions of three to five invited talks each, on subjects of current interest. CWM is providing support for women attendees from developing countries

Contact:  see here.

Balkan Region: Bringing Together Women in Mathematics

1st workshop on “Women in mathematics in the Balkan region”

May 16-17, 2018, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia

This workshop will bring together women mathematicians from the Balkan, discussing problems and proposing solutions to the professional challenges of women mathematicians. The workshop will host lectures from different fields of mathematics and at different stage of their professional career.

Contact: Sanja Atanasova and Katerina Hadzi-Velkova Saneva

Brazil : (WM)²

(WM)²: World Meeting for Women in Mathematics July 31, 2018

Riocentro convention center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This satellite event of the ICM 2018 is being organised by CWM. The (WM)² will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to think about and discuss gender issues in mathematics with a strong focus on Latin America.  Its program includes research talks, group discussions about gender issues in mathematics, a panel discussion and poster presentation. There will also be a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani. It will take place at  the same venue as the ICM.


Brazil: Round Tables on Gender Issues in Mathematics

January to July 2018

Continuation of a series of round tables started in 2017 on the gender issue in mathematics in Brazil, in preparation for (WM)² and ICM Rio 2018.

Contact:   Christina Brech

Colombia: Lecture on Gendered Subjectivity in Mathematics

First joint meeting between the Colombian and Mathematical Societies, Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla (Colombia)
from May 30th to June 2nd, 2018.

 The Colombian and Mexican Commissions for Gender Equality invite Sara Hottinger, author of the book Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics
to give a plenary talk.

This initiative is intended as a first step in the eventual suppression
of discriminatory practices resulting from those biases.

El Salvador: Addressing the Gender Gap in Mathematics

Why Mathematics? : Encouraging girls to pursue the dream of becoming teachers or researchers
in this discipline.

March 14-16, 2018, El Salvador

This meeting will address the Gender Gap problem in Mathematics and define and propose concrete medium and long-term actions with the goal to change significantly the landscape of Mathematics in the region. The workshop will be focused on less developed countries in Latin America and the Caribbean such as Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panamá.

Contact: Lilliam Alvarez Díaz

Ethiopia: First Regional Workshop of AWMA in Eastern Africa

Inviting Girls to Appreciate the Field of Mathematics: an Indispensable Tool for Sciences & Technology

October 4-5, 2-18, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

First regional workshop of AWMA in Eastern Africa.

This workshop on applied mathematics will emphasize and create awareness of the gender-gap in Science and Mathematics. Participants will be from African countries, and the mathematics and Science community in Addis Ababa University and other universities, as well as school girls and high school teachers.


India: Women and Mathematics Activities

Indian Women and Mathematics Activities

January-December, 2018, India

Activities to encourage more women in India to pursue higher education in mathematics, and to provide an environment, and exposure to new trends, that enables them to take up careers in mathematics.

Contact: indwmmath.siteadm [at: replace by usual symbol]

Italy (ICTP)

Summer School in Dynamical Systems – a circle of concepts and methods in dynamics

July 16-27, 2018, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (ICTP)

All the organizers and main lecturers of the school are women.

The first week will be devoted to introduce very basic material, in order to give students at master or early PhD level a solid background and bring them at the level to attend the second week. The second week will consist of three mini-courses in Ergodicity, Hyperbolicity, and Renormalization in Entropy zero.

CWM is providing support for women attendees or lecturers from developing countries.

Contact: see here.

Nigeria: Conference of the West-African Chapter of AWMA

Second Conference of  the West-African chapter of AWMA

June 25-27, 2018, University of Ibadan Nigeria

The main objective of this conference is to bring together women in Mathematics
from various African countries to present their most recent work, and to provide a platform that promotes and fosters networking, collaboration, and mentorship between young and established researchers in different fields of mathematics in Africa and beyond. 

A one-week pre-conference (June 18-23, 2018) on Financial Mathematics will precede the conference. The school is intended for MA and Ph.D students (male and female), but more advanced researchers are also welcome. 

For registration and more information, please visit


Uruguay: Mathematics in the Southern Cone

Matemáticas en el Cono Sur (Mathematics in the Southern Cone)

December 3-7, 2018, Montevideo, Uruguay

This is an activity devoted to research in mathematics while at the same time raising the visibility and status of women in mathematics. Women mathematicians will lead groups and research projects at this conference. An environment will be created where young female PhD students, postdocs and researchers will feel comfortable enough to develop their capabilities.

Contact: see here.

U K : Faces of Women in Mathematics

Faces of Women in Mathematics, a short film for International Women’s Day 2018.

This project aims to create a short film featuring women mathematicians from around the world to be released for International Women’s Day in order to promote the image of mathematics as a career and interest for women and girls everywhere.

The film will consist of an edited sequence of film clips of women or girls saying into the camera "I am (name) from (country), and I am a mathematician!” in the language of their choice. It could also include clips of groups of women or girls with a similar sentence. Some improvisation is fine, but in order to fit in as many clips as possible, they should be short.

Uzbekistan: Regional Meeting of CAWMA

Regional section "Uzbek Women in Mathematics" and Regional Meeting of CAWMA (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan)

March-October, 2018, Uzbekistan

Contact: Umida Baltaeva