Nouzha El Yacoubi was elected President of the African Mathematical Union (AMU) in July 2017 for the period of 2017-2021. She is the first woman to hold this position.
Nouzha El Yacoubi was the first woman to become Secretary General of the AMU from 2004-2009 and she chaired the AMU Commission on Pan African Mathematics Olympiads from 1995 to 2009. The nomination as President of the AMU is the crowning achievement of a brilliant career of research and service.
Nouzha El Yacoubi, President of the African Mathematical Union
For the first time ever, three of the five learned mathematics societies in the UK are concurrently led by female presidents: Caroline Series is President of The London Mathematical Society, Ruth Kaufman is President of the Operational Research Society, and Ineke De Moortel is President of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
Female Presidents for Three Maths Societies
The Department of Mathematics at Stanford University recently announced a new endowed graduate fellowship in honor of the late Maryam Mirzakhani:
New Endowed Graduate Fellowship Established in Honor of Maryam Mirzakhani
Below you can read more about Maryam Mirzakhani and her work (by Caroline Series):
Maryam Mirzakhani and her work