For countries in Africa not listed (whether or not in the AU), see the AWMA website here.
For countries in Europe not listed (whether or not in the EU), see the EWM website here.
CWM Ambassadors CWM has about 120 special correspondents, called CWM ambassadors, worldwide. If you can't find information about your country listed elsewhere, please contact your ambassador whom you can find on the list here.
The Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) has been an active special interest group of the Australian Mathematical Society since early 2013. It has a monthly newsletter and the website contains a lot of interesting further links.
In 2015, The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation launched Choose Maths, a five-year AUD $22 million national program that will turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women.
Brazil has as yet no formal organisation but is actively involved in movements to set up an organization Latin American Women in Mathematics. The CWM sponsored Encontro Paulista de Mulheres na Matemática (First meeting of women mathematicians from the state of Sao Paulo) took place 11 March 2016 at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Brazil will be hosting (WM)^2: World Meeting for Women Mathematicians, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro immediately before ICM 2018.
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The Cameroon Women in Mathematics Association CAWOMA was founded at a meeting on 19th July 2016 at AIMS in the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Yaoundé.
CAWOMA is part of AWMA, African Women in Maths Association. For more information, please see the AWMA website.
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The Canadian Mathematical Society has an active Women in Mathematics Committee. Its mandate is to “monitor the status of women within the Canadian Mathematical community and the CMS, recommend actions to the Board which will assure equitable treatment of women, and encourage the participation of women at all levels of mathematics.” The website contains useful information about activities, meetings and resources for female mathematicians, especially in Canada.
Colectivo de mujeres matemáticas is a group of Chilean women mathematicians founded in 2014. It meets regularly to speak about the gender gap and the differences of opportunities faced by women in the region. The group has delivered talks at several high schools, speaking about what being a mathematician is and also addressing the stereotype that mathematics is a men game. It has also participated in some university events speaking about the gender gap in math and science. Besides the web page, the group also has a facebook group.
“Somos una agrupación de mujeres académicas, estudiantes y profesionales trabajando en computación en Chile.” (A group of academic women, students and professionals working in computation in Chile.) Part of the group Latinas in Computing founded in 2006.
The Chinese Mathematical Society has a committee:
The Working Committee for Women in Mathematics, Chinese Mathematical Society (WCWM-CMS) was founded in October 2012. Its present chair is Xing Li, Ningxia University. As one of the branches of the Chinese Mathematical Society (CMS), this committee is a national non-profit academic organization in which women mathematicians who are engaged in research, teaching and applications of mathematics can share their scientific research through academic exchanges both in China and abroad, and let their voice be heard by the world not only as scholars but also as women.
The Commission of Equity and Gender of the Colombian Mathematical Society, was created after the event Latin American Women in Mathematics, which was sponsored by the CWM in 2016.
Its objectives are:
- To promote the participation in mathematics of women and minorities in Colombia.
- To make visible the activity of women and minorities who work in mathematics in Colombia.
- To collect and disseminate information on scholarships, programs and calls for women and minorities working in mathematics in Colombia.
- To form alliances with various national and international organizations that promote the participation of women and minorities in science.
In order to achieve some of these goals, we have some campaigns about women in mathematics, such as #mujerESmatemáticas, where every other week, we share information about a colombian woman working in mathematics.
The Association for Egyptian women in Mathematics was recently created, in May 2020.
As a first activity they celebrated the international day of Women in Mathematics in an online activity. The first conference for Egyptian women in Mathematics will be held at Alexandria University in 2021 after the COVID- pandemic is over.
Contact: Zeinab Mansour, zeinab (at) sci.cu.edu.eg
El Salvador does not yet have a formal organization but is taking action to address the gender gap in mathematics. In March, 2018, a meeting will be held, focussed on less developed countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, to propose concrete medium and long-term actions with the goal to change the landscape of mathematics in the region.
Ethiopia has as of yet no formal organization for women in mathematics but there are official activities to encourage young girls into STEM fields. The first regional workshop of the African Women in Mathematics Association was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October 2018. In February 2020 a three-day training program for female mathematics teachers was organized with the goal of inspiring teaching methods that will motivate girls to enter STEM fields.
The second oldest organization for women mathematiciens, femmes et mathématiques was founded in 1987.
"Peu de filles dans les filières techniques et scientifiques, peu de femmes dans les métiers scientifiques, en particulier en mathématiques, c’est de ce constat et de la volonté d’y remédier qu’est née en 1987 l’association femmes et mathématiques. Elle compte actuellement environ deux cent membres, pour l’essentiel des mathématiciennes travaillant à l’Université ou dans des organismes de recherche et des professeurs de mathématiques de l’enseignement secondaire ou de classes préparatoires …"
Since the early days of EWM there has been a German section of European Women in Mathematics. It has organised a number of national and international meetings; it also maintains an email distribution list (ewm-info) for Germany with information on job ads and other matters. The German Mathematical Society (DMV) has Diversity and Equal Opportunities as one of its fields of activities and cooperates closely with the German section of EWM in this context. The Emmy Noether Lectures were initiated by the Diversity and Equal Opportunities representative in 2008. The Arbeitskreis Frauen und Mathematik is a sub-unit of the Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik (= German society of math education) (GDM) and is mainly concerned with math education and history of mathematics. The International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) is actively working on increasing the percentage of women among GAMM members as well as the visibility of female role models in mathematics and more specifically in mechanics. The organization encourages general discussion on the improvement of the basic conditions of women scientists in these areas.
Here is an interactive map on which you can locate female mathematics professors in Germany.
Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM) is a collective of Indian mathematicians that has been in existence since 2009. The objective is to encourage more women to pursue higher education in mathematics, and to organize events and networking opportunities that will enable them to take up careers in mathematics. In 2015, IWM was reorganized upon the suggestion of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) to review and introduce new activities, including regional workshops in various parts of the country.
Indonesia has as yet no formal organisation but hosted the CWM sponsored Women in Mathematics in Asia Forum July 28 2016, Bali, Indonesia which took place during the 7th Asia Mathematical Conference AMC2016. The forum aims to establish a network of women mathematicians in Asia.
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The Iranian Mathematical Society (IMS) has established a section for Iranian Women Mathematicians. The first gathering of female representatives from all Mathematics Departments in Iran was held in Shahid Beheshti University in November 2016.
The second gathering, for all Iranian women mathematicians, will be held on August 21, 2017, in Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran. For details see here.
Israel became an AWM chapter in August 2015 in conjunction with the first ever conference for Israeli women in mathematicshosted at Tel Aviv University. Women all over Israel will participate in the chapter activities, which will include conferences (next year in Jerusalem), gatherings for problem sessions, and informal dinners. Israel has even less women in mathematics than the US, so the need for role models and connections between women is of the utmost importance. Chapter members are excited about networking with women from all over the world.
The School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University hosts a website SHE MATH (in Hebrew) which aims to show the many achievements and activities of both their young and experienced mathematicians.
The Italian Mathematical Union (UMI), the Italian national mathematical society, has an Equal Opportunities Committee which is carefully monitoring the female presence in the community. Both the UMI and the National Institute of Advanced Mathematics (INdAM) have recently introduced quotas in the rules for elections of the members of their governance, so now in all Scientific Councils up to 30% of the members are women.
Japan does not as yet have an official organization, but the Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) has an Equal opportunity committee with web site (in Japanese, for the moment). The committee’s main actions are 1. Support for mathematicians bringing their children to mathematical meetings, 2. Encouraging high school girls to go on to mathematics(e.g. summer schools), 3. Membership in Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE).
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A comprehensive report in english "The Situation of Gender Equality in Mathematics in Japan" by Makiko Sasada (U. Tokyo）and Kenichi Bannai (Keio U) can de found here. Professors Bannai and Sasada run the website Suri-joshi, created in 2016, for encouraging young women interested in Math. “Suri" means mathematical sciences and “joshi” means girls. The website is mainly in Japanese but some articles are translated or originally written in English. Suri-joshi workshops are orgaized for elementary school and junior-high school girls and their mothers. Suri-joshi also organized the women mathematicians photo exhibition hosted by The EU Delegation in Japan. The report (in japonese) was distributed at its opening ceremony.
Kazakhstan is part of the Central Asian Women in Mathematics Association (CAWMA). It will host the CWM sponsored first meeting of CAWMA, 22 - 23 September 2016 at the International Information Technology University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The conference will introduce the main goals and objectives of CAWMA. The main scientific theme will be Mathematics and Mechanics. Speakers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
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Kenya Women in Mathematical Sciences (KWIMSA) is an association of Kenyan women in mathematics and related fields. It was founded following the birth of African Women in Mathematics (AWMA) and was registered in 2014. Its president is Josephine Kagunda (University of Nairobi).
For more details see here.
was founded in 2005 to contribute to the development and diffusion of technology in mathematical sciences to support academic advancement and active exchanges among Korean mathematicians and expand the base of women in mathematics.
The mission of the KWMS includes:
The Mexican Mathematical Society has recently set up La Comisión de Equidad y Género (A commision for equality and gender). Under their initiative, Mexican women in mathematics had their first meeting in January 2014.
A second meeting, sponsored by CWM, was held in Oaxaca in August 2016.
The next meeting will be held in April, 2018.
"Equality, diversity and gender" page (in Spanish) of the Mathematics Institute at National University of México.
EWM The Netherlands (EWM-NL), established in 2013, is the Dutch association of female professional mathematicians. The group supports women in all areas of mathematics. Its mission is to
1- Forge connection between female mathematicians.
2- Support female mathematicians in their career.
3. Encourage women to study mathematics.
4. Increase the visibility of female mathematicians.
5. Provide information about women in mathematics.
6. Cooperate with organisations with similar goals.
7. Provide a meeting place for people supporting this mission.
To fulfil this mission, EWM-NL organises annually soft skills workshops, mathematics seminars, an annual meeting, networking events, and participates in the National Mathematics Congress. EWM-NL supports its members through grants, a mentor programme, and communicates news through their newsletter and other social media. In outreach, EWM-NL sponsors regional mathematics Olympiads and a column in the national mathematical journal on the work of women mathematicians in the country. EWM-NL gathers statistics on the number of women employed in mathematics departments in the country, gathers feedback from its community, and has been suggesting policy recommendations based on this feedback.
Nigerian Women in Mathematics (NWM) was established in July 2014 at the Department of Mathematics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. NWM is registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.
NWM holds biennial conferences, the first of which took place at the Department of Mathematics, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria in May 2017. The second biennial conference was held at the Department of Mathematics University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in June 2019.
The NWM furthermore organized and hosted the Second Conference of West African Women in Mathematics, entitled "Addressing Gender Inequality Menace: Roles of Employment and Government Policies" at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2018 with a week-long school on Mathematical Finance preceding the conference. Participants and plenary speakers were drawn from Nigeria and outside Nigeria. There were career talks with 5 female students each from 6 different secondary schools during the conference.
seeks to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for women academicians from all over Pakistan in different mathematical disciplines. Their first meeting was held at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in April 2014, followed by their second meeting at the University of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in November 2017. The next meeting of PWM is being planned.
Panama does not have a formal organization for women in mathematics yet. Since May 2019, Panama has organized a monthly Math Carnival in different museums, parks and malls. The first Math Carnival took place on the International Day for Women in Mathematics on May 12th, 2019. Even though the Math Carnivals are open to the public, the purpose of this math outreach event is to inspire Panamanian youth, particularly girls, to study math by showing them real-life examples of Panamanian female mathematicians who are successful in their careers. Also, the Panama Pod of 500 Women Scientists was created in June 2019 with the goal of giving a collective voice for Panamanian women in science.
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In March 2016, Peruvian mathematicians formed Grupo de Mujeres Peruanas en Ciencias Matemáticas during the event Primer Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres Peruana en Matemáticas (First meeting of Peruvian women in mathematicians) in Peru. Their first goal is the empowerment of the women in mathematical sciences and the organization of different academic and professional activities. They are part of the Red de Mujeres en Matematicas en Latinoamerica y El Caribe.
Grupo de Mujeres Peruanas has a facebook group. The second meeting will be in March 2017.
was founded on April 2nd, 2016 at a meeting in Rzeszow, Poland. PTKM expects to be an active part of the mathematical community, and plans to organize meetings, workshops and seminars as well as to be an active member of various actions in Poland and other countries.
The main aims are: the development of mathematical sciences and academic staff, being active among the Polish mathematicians, supporting the progress of women in mathematics, promoting of the achievements of women in mathematics, the exchange of women mathematicians between academic institutions in the country and the world, expansion of the base of Polish women in mathematics and the close cooperation with international organizations of women in mathematics, in particular with CWM, EWM and AWM.
This is an organization of women (men are accepted as members as well). Goals: self-organization of the Russian scientific community, professional and moral support for women in science and education, unification of the effort of scientists, academics, teachers and students with the aim of preservation and development of science and education in Russia.
AWSE has many conferences, mainly on mathematics, mathematical modeling, applications of mathematics in other sciences (biology, ecology, economics etc.), and teaching of these subjects at the university level, and also on outreach and interrelations of the scientific community with schools. The chair is Galina Riznichenko, firstname.lastname@example.org. Galina is a professor of biophysics at Moscow StateUniversity.
The first meeting of the Senegalese Women in Mathematics Association (SWMA) was held on July 8-9, 2016 at AIMS-Senegal in Mbour, Senegal as part of the CWM funded AWMA/WEST AFRICAN REGIONAL FORUM 2016. This was the first meeting of AWMA for the Western African region.
(Women and Mathematics) is a subcommittee of the Spanish mathematical society Real Sociedad Mathematica Espanola (RSME).
A recent report on the situation of women mathematicians in Spain can be found in the EWM Newsletter 25, P. 7-11.
of the Sociedad de Estadistica e Investigacion Operativa (SEIO)
(Society for Statistics and Operations Research)
In 2015, Tunisian women mathematicians formed the Association des Femmes Tunisiennes Mathématiciennes (AFTM) aimed at Tunisian women with a doctoral degree in mathematics. The president is Saïma Khenissy (email@example.com)
For more in French see AFTM présentation.
The Association for Turkish Women in Mathematics was established in June 2012. The aim of the association is to support women in mathematics, both in academic and social areas, and encourage young women to pursue academic careers in mathematics. To achieve this goal, the association is trying to bring women mathematicians together by organizing meetings in several formats.
has an active committee on Women in Mathematics. It runs an annual Women in Maths Day and Mary Cartwright lecture. It offers small childcare grants for attending conferences, and the Grace Chisholm Young Fellowships to mathematicians who need support when their mathematical career is interrupted by family responsibilities or similar circumstance. Mary Cartwright and Grace Chisholm Young (1868-1944) were well known female British mathematicians.
See also the Athena Swan scheme and the LMS Good Practice document.
The Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge has an extensive Gender Balance Programme.
This is the oldest and largest of the organisations for women mathematicians. It is based in the USA with its activities mainly focussed there, but it has many international members. Its website contains a wealth of further resources.
AWM is on Facebook and it has recently launched a new Twitter Feed: @AWMmath to improve communications.
The Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences (JCW), founded in 1971 as a committee of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), is now a joint committee of eight mathematical and statistical societies. The committee serves primarily as a forum for communication among member organizations about the ways in which each organization enhances opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences. JCW disseminates information about effective mechanisms and best practices for these enhancements through media such as its website, society publications, and presentations at meetings of the member societies.
The committee on women in statistics of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
The mathematics community in Uruguay is quite small. With respect to tenured faculty, there are 11 women in a group of 54 persons. Full professors 1 in 10, Associate Professors 3 in 14, Assistant Professors 7 in 30.
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Uzbek Women in Mathematics is a member of the Central Asian Women in Mathematics Association CAWMA. The other countries involved are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
The first meeting took place September 22-23, 2016 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and the second meeting was October 25-26, 2018 in Khorezm (Uzbekistan), sponsored by CWM and CDC.
The main aims of Uzbek Women in Mathematics (as part of CWM) are to encourage women to study mathematics and to create scientific communication between women mathematicians and to encourage International Collaboration in Mathematics and related fields.
For more information contact: Umida Baltaeva (Khorezm Mamun Academy, Urgench State University (Uzbekistan)): email@example.com