IMU to set up International Committee for Women Mathematicians

At its meeting on August 12, 2014, the IMU Executive Committee decided that a committee will be created that will:
– be in charge of the IMU Women in Mathematics website
– help organize future International Congresses of Women Mathematicians (ICWM)
– organize the selection of the ICM Emmy Noether Lecturer
– promote international contacts between national and regional
organizations for women in mathematics
– work with the CDC (Commission for Developing Countries) and ICMI  (International Commission on Mathematical Instruction) on issues pertaining to women and
their representation

A small international group is currently being set up and chaired by Ingrid Daubechies to work with the EC to define the Terms of Reference and organizational structure of the future committee. Their proposals will be submitted to the EC for discussion at their meeting in Spring 2015.