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May 12, 2023

CWM is happy to announce that the May 12 - Celebrating Women in Mathematics website for the 2023 edition has been launched, and is now available at

May 12 is the birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani. This date was chosen to celebrate Women in Mathematics in her memory, with the goal of inspiring women everywhere in the world, celebrating their achievements in mathematics, and encouraging an open, welcoming and inclusive work environment for everybody.

In this 5th edition of the May 12 initiative, arrangements have been made to allow free screenings of the film "Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya”, produced and directed by Ekaterina Eremenko. This movie was first presented during the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics in 2022, and tells the story of the great woman and mathematician Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhnskaya, whose 100th birthday was in 2022.

The May 12 initiative is supported by several organisations for women in mathematics: the European Women in Mathematics, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the African Women in Mathematics Association, the Indian Women and Mathematics, the CGD-UMALCA (Commission on Gender and Diversity of the Mathematical Union of Latin America and the Caribbean) and the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society. It is currently funded by CWM.

Inaugural Meeting of the Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM)


The AOWM was created in 2022 in order to facilitate interactions between women mathematicians in Asia and Oceania, with support from CWM. The inaugural meeting of AOWM will take place in hybrid mode from 24 to 28 April 2023, under the auspices of the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bangalore, India.

See here for more information.

Mathematics in the Southern Cone 2 - Application for 2024


Mathematics in the Southern Cone is a collaboration workshop between researchers on currently unsolved mathematical problems. The focus is on working together to make progress on current problems, rather than simply presenting results as usual. This proposal invites individuals of all genders to participate in the groups, which will be led by female researchers to encourage gender diversity in research leadership and promote the work of female researchers in the region. The workshop is one of the projects approved in CWM call 2023.

Prior to the in-person meeting in Montevideo, teams will work virtually for a semester to prepare for and enhance the in-person meeting (18 to 23 February 2024). After the in-person work in Montevideo, teams will continue to work virtually with the goal of publishing new results in specialized mathematical journals. Articles are expected to be submitted for publication in September 2024.

Teams will consist of 4 to 6 individuals of all genders, with priority given to women who are completing their doctorate or are in postdoctoral stage. The leadership will be in charge of one or two established female mathematicians.

Requirements for applying as a leader include being established as a researcher in a university in a South America country, presenting a proposal in line with the workshop's objectives, leading virtual teamwork from June 2023 to February 2024, being able to attend the workshop week in Montevideo and covering the costs of travel and accommodation, and guiding the writing of an article with the team's results for submission by September 12, 2024.

Interested leaders must complete the form until April 20, 2023.

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Call for Mentors for secondary school Girls in Mathematical Sciences Program

AIMS Ghana

The Girls in Mathematical Sciences Program (GMSP) by AIMS Ghana is a nine month program for secondary school girls in Ghana to nurture their talents in the mathematical sciences. The mode of delivery is hybrid with monthly online masterclasses by scientists on their research areas and recent open problems.
More details here.
Each student is assigned a mentor at the beginning of the program to offer career guidance. Students usually would like to pursue STEM courses at the universities so mentors meet their mentees online at least once every quarter for mentoring sessions. Mentoring sessions will formally begin from April 2023 and end in November 2023.
Woman in STEM with at least a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field, working in industry or academia can apply for volunteering as a mentor here.

Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC) 2023


From June 27 to 29, 2023, the Cluster of Excellence CASA in Bochum organizes the WISC workshop for female PhD students and outstanding female students in IT security.

While the first Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop in 2021 still had to take place digitally due to the pandemic, this year the Cluster of Excellence CASA invites to Bochum: Female graduates and outstanding students from the field of IT security and related areas will spend three exciting days here to learn and network together.

The program will focus on top-class lectures by leading female scientists in the field of IT security from research and industry. Insights into their research will be provided by, among others:
·         Claudia Diaz, KU Leuven
·         Maria Eichlseder, TU Graz
·         Cynthia Sturton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
·         Yixin Zou, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
There will also be panel discussions, poster presentations, and various networking activities.

Up to 50 young female researchers can attend the Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop in June. The application deadline is April 15, 2023.

Application form and more information here.

How to evaluate and reduce the Gender Gap in Science? - webinar


Hybrid Webinar: How to evaluate and reduce the Gender Gap in Science?

The interdisciplinary and international Gender Gap in Science project ended in 2019. It is timely to reflect on its results, follow up and outcomes and to learn about alternative approaches. This hybrid webinar is the participation of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science to the Global Women’s breakfast.
The event will be held in hybrid format (in-person and online) on February 14th, 2023 in Aubervilliers, (Greater Paris, France).

Participants in the webinar:
    Marie-Françoise Roy (Université de Rennes): “The Gender Gap in Science project and its outcomes”
    Guillaume Hollard (Ecole Polytechnique): “What interventions for more women in science? Tools, knowledge and know-how for the creation and evaluation of public policies”
    Sophie Dabo (Université de Lille), Rachel Ivie (American Institute of Physics): “The global survey of scientists: focus on Africa, Latin-America, Mathematics and Physics”
    Helena Mihaljevic (HTW Berlin): “New results for the gender gap in publication patterns”
    Chair: Mei-Hung Chiu (National Taiwan Normal University)

More information and registration form here.

Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize 2023-2024

AMW / Cornell University Mathematics Department

The Association for Women in Mathematics is pleased to announce that the 2023-2024 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize has been awarded to Lauren M. Childs, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech. Childs has been selected to receive the Michler Prize for her research accomplishments in mathematical biology. Professor Childs will spend an upcoming semester visiting Cornell.

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize was established through a generous donation from Ruth’s parents Gerhard and Waltraud Michler of Essen, Germany. The award grants a mid-career mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University Mathematics Department without teaching obligations. The Michlers established the memorial prize with the Association for Women in Mathematics to honor Ruth’s commitment to the AWM mission of supporting women mathematicians.

Press release


Anne Schilling is named 2024 AWM-AMS Emmy Noether Lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the American Mathematical Society are pleased to announce that Anne Schilling, Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Davis, will be the 2024 AWM-AMS Emmy Noether Lecturer. The Noether Lecture will be delivered at the Joint Mathematics meetings, to be held in San Francisco from January 3 – 6, 2024.

AWM established the Emmy Noether Lectures in 1980 to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences.  In April 2013 the lecture was renamed “AWM-AMS Noether Lecture” and in 2015 was jointly sponsored by AWM and AMS. Schilling was recommended for this award by a joint selection committee (William Mark Goldman, Rachel Kuske (Chair), Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, and Emily Riehl).

Press release

Tatiana Toro named 2023 AMW-MAA Etta Zuber Falconer Lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America are pleased to announce that the 2023 Etta Zuber Falconer Lecturer will be Dr. Tatiana Toro, Director of the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSRI/SLMath) and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington. The Falconer Lecture will be delivered at the MAA MathFest, to be held in Tampa, Florida, from August 2 – 5, 2023.

The Falconer lectures were established in memory of Etta Zuber Falconer (1933–2002). Her many years of service in promoting mathematics at Spelman College and efforts to enhance the movement of minorities and women into scientific careers through many forums in the mathematics and science communities were extraordinary. Falconer lecturers are women who have made distinguished contributions to the mathematical sciences or mathematics education.

Toro was recommended for this award by a joint selection committee of Reginald Len McGee II, Christina Eubanks-Turner, Bonita Saunders (Chair), and Erica Walker.

Press release

Annalisa Buffa named AWM-SIAM 2023 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics are pleased to announce that Professor Annalisa Buffa  will be the 2023 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer. The Kovalevsky Lecture will be delivered at the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023) taking place in Tokyo, Japan,  August 20 – 25, 2023.

The Kovalevsky Lecture honors Sonia Kovalevsky (1850–1891), the most widely known Russian mathematician of the late 19th century. In 1874, Kovalevsky received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Göttingen and was appointed lecturer at the University of Stockholm in 1883. Kovalevsky did her most important work in the theory of differential equations. Buffa was recommended for this  award by a joint AWM-SIAM Kovalevsky Selection Committee.

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