Women in Mathematics group
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).
A group of WIMSIG volunteers in September 2015 (from left to right): Katherine Seaton (Victoria WIMSIG gathering host), Giang Nguyen (Treasurer), Amie Albrecht (Chair of WIMSIG Travel Award Selection Committee), Lesley Ward (Chair), Birgit Loch (Returning Officer 2014), Joanne Hall (Secretary), and Asha Rao (Immediate Past Chair).
- Chair: Lesley Ward, University of South Australia
- Immediate Past Chair: Asha Rao, RMIT
- Secretary: Joanne Hall, Queensland University of Technology
- Treasurer: Giang Nguyen, The University of Adelaide
- Ordinary Members:
- WIMSIG Webmaster: Amy Glen, Murdoch University, Perth
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 persons of any gender 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.
Funding & Job Opportunities
- See the WIMSIG Funding Directory for a growing list of funding and award opportunities.
- A list of current job opportunities can be found on the WIMSIG Job Ads page.
- For a list of useful resources, including articles, webpages and videos related to gender bias/equity in the Sciences, see the WIMSIG Resources 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)
Relevant Groups and Organisations
- WISENeT: http://www.wisenet-australia.org/
- US Association for Women in Mathematics: https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/ (AWM Newsletter)
- European Women in Mathematics: http://www.europeanwomeninmaths.org/
- IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM): http://www.mathunion.org/cwm/
- Other similar groups (Korean, Canadian, French, other): http://pages.uoregon.edu/wmnmath/Associations/
- Athena SWAN - Charter for women in science
- Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Forum
Sister Organisations in Other Disciplines
- IEEE Women in Engineering: http://www.ieeevic.org/chapters/wie/index.htm
- Women in Astronomy: http://asawomeninastronomy.org (Pleiades Awards)
- Women in Engineering: http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/women-engineering
- Women in Physics: http://www.aip.org.au/info/?q=content/women-physics-wip