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Women in science

There are many organizations for women in various sciences, or with particular interests. Below is a partial list which we hope to add to in due course.


European Platform of Women Scientists

“The European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) is an international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of more than 12.000 women scientists in Europe and beyond. ” 

EPWS Updates, the letter of the European Platform of Women Scientists, is aimed at disseminating EPWS information on its activity, drawing attention to happenings of interest to the European women scientists’ community and giving voice to EPWS associations and members."


Association for Women in Science AWIS

“Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. ”

Developing Countries

The Women in Science program of IANAS

the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences.

The Kovalevskaya fund

This is a small foundation which aims to encourage women in science and technology in developing countries. Founded in 1985, it is named after the Russian mathematician, socialist and feminist Sofia V. Kovalevskaya (1850—1891).

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

OWSD, formerly TWOWS, is the first international forum uniting 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.

Computer Science


The ACM-W section of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) "supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

Latinas in Computing 

 "A community created by and for the Latinas in computing with a mission of promoting their representation and success in computing-related fields." The group has over 100 participants from many parts of the world.


L'intelligence numerique au service de la femme.   Based in Senegal: "Senchix est une association regroupant des jeunes filles et femmes évoluant dans des domaines liées aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication.''  

Women in High Performance Computing  

The “Women in HPC” network addresses gender imbalance issues in HPC through support, research and initiatives to raise the professional profiles of women in HPC.

Women in Machine Learning 

Since its first workshop in 2006, WiML has been creating opportunities for women in machine learning to present and promote their research.


IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) 

This is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. Formed in 1994, it has 15,000 members around the world.

Women in Engineering Proactive Network WEPAN 

A non-profit educational organization founded in 1990 to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions in the USA.

Women's Enginerering Society (UK based)

The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.It coordinates the International Women in Engineering Day which takes place on 23 June annually.

Swiss Association of Women Engineers

Maths Education

The international organisation of women and mathematics education IOWME is an network of individuals and groups who share a commitment to achieving equity in education and who are interested in the links between gender and the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Statistics and Operational Research