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. May 10, 2019Women in Mathematics Day
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    Women in Math at University of Waterloo recognises and supports the new initiative to celebrate Women in Mathematics around the world on May 12. 

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  1. June 19, 2019Journey to Leadership

    The Equity Office and the Research, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council invite you to attend a unique opportunity to hear from UWaterloo women identified Deans and Senior Administrators, as they share details about their path to leadership, the ways they overcame barriers and what they wished they had known along the way.

  2. July 22 to Aug. 2, 20192019 Diversity in Mathematics: Undergraduate Summer School 
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    2019 Diversity in Mathematics: Undergraduate Summer School 

    Applications are now open for "Diversity in Math", a two-week outreach summer program devoted to enhancing the presence of under-represented groups in STEM fields.

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