Women in Mathematics group


About Us

The Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) has been an active special interest group of the Australian Mathematical Society since early 2013.

The group aims to:

  • support women to achieve their potential in all areas of mathematics;
  • facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in mathematical careers;
  • encourage women to have active careers in the mathematical sciences.

The formal Rules of Procedure for the group are here (PDF, 33 KB).


Executive Committee

  • Chair: Asha Rao, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Secretary: Joanne Hall, Queensland University of Technology
  • Treasurer: Giang Nguyen, The University of Adelaide
  • Ordinary Members:

Join Us

If you wish to join the AustMS Women in Maths special interest group, please contact the Secretary or any of the other members of the Executive Committee (listed above).

Membership is open to both women and men with interests in the mathematical sciences and is free for all current members of the AustMS.


News & Events

  • For the latest news, see the WIMSIG News page.
  • A list of past and upcoming events can be found on the WIMSIG Events page.


For Conference/Workshop Organisers

  • We would be happy to advertise to our membership any conference or workshop that has specific and suitable measures in place to increase female participation.
  • Such measures could include female invited speakers, women's gatherings, financial incentives (travel funds or reduced registration), suitable arrangements for childcare upon request, or any other efforts to attract female participants.
  • If you would like your event to be advertised to the WIMSIG membership, please feel free to contact the group’s webmaster -
    Amy Glen (A.Glen@murdoch.edu.au).
  • Advice Sheet For Event Organisers (PDF, 63KB)


Useful Links & Resources




Updated: 11 Oct 2014
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