New International Women in Mathematics Website

In March 2013 the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) approved the establishment of an Advisory Group for Women in Mathematics, charged with creating and overseeing a section of the IMU website entitled Women in Mathematics (WiM). Opportunities for women vary widely from country to country and a main aim is to enhance the participation of women in all mathematical communities. The new WiM site can be found at the address

http://www.mathunion.org/cwm/

and was launched on August 12th at the (first ever) International Congress of Women Mathematicians (see https://sites.google.com/site/icwm2014/home), just prior to the International Congress of Mathematicians (http://www.icm2014.org), in Seoul, South Korea.

The site includes information about organizations, people, events, resources and initiatives of interest to women mathematicians world-wide. In order to maximize the usefulness of this site, the Advisory Group welcomes suggestions from the community. Indeed, advice concerning items for inclusion is important to the Advisory Group.

The WiM Advisory Group may be contacted at info-for-wim@mathunion.org. Its members are:

  • Ingrid Daubechies, Chair and outgoing IMU President (USA)
  • Petra Bonfert-Taylor (USA)
  • Carla Cedarbaum (Germany)
  • Nalini Joshi (Australia
  • Sunsook Noh (Korea)
  • Marie-Françoise Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Dušanka Perišic´ (Serbia),
  • Claudia Sagastizábal (Brazil)
  • Caroline Series (UK)
  • Carol Wood (USA)