Women in Mathematics

Mathematics is a powerful tool, and diversity among mathematicians increases the potential for positive impact. The Women in Mathematics (WiM) committee exists to encourage and advocate for women* who are interested in studying mathematics and who seek careers in mathematics. The committee engages with cultural and institutional reasons for under-representation, and strives for all genders to be well-represented in mathematics.

*Who Does Women in Math support?

Many of WiM’s events are open to all genders.

Currently, females are under-represented in mathematics, as shown in these gender statistics.

Following the lead of University of Waterloo, WiM recognizes those whose gender identity is neither male nor female, including gender-fluid, non-binary, agender and more. oSTEM indicates that these gender identities are under-represented in STEM fields. WiM advocates for representation of all genders in mathematics, and welcomes people with under-represented gender identities to all of our events.

See Also
Women in Computer Science

  1. Mar. 26, 2019Speed Networking LunchWomen with W

    A fun way to get advice and make connections with other female grad students, post-docs and faculty.

    Small-group discussions on life in graduate school, work-life balance in academia, research and teaching,
    career paths, and so much more!

  2. Mar. 26, 2019Women in Mathematics Lean-In CircleWomen in a circle

    Women in Mathematics is proud to host our first ever Lean-In Circle event!

    Come join the conversation! This is an opportunity to share experiences and get advice on how to navigate the workplace from other women!

    Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

  3. Apr. 13, 2019Google's Tech Challenge Waterloogoogle logo

    Player one, are you ready to compete in a day of fun puzzle competitions? Is your team ready to take on the challenge, win prizes, and have fun? If you’re ready, we invite you to register for Google’s Tech Challenge Waterlootaking place on Saturday, April 13th.

    What is Tech Challenge?

All upcoming events

Judith Koeller


Are you a female math graduate who would like to share your story of success? Please send us an email!