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[00710] Gender Equality in Mathematics: A Global Perspective

  • Session Date & Time :
    • 00710 (1/2) : 3C (Aug.23, 13:20-15:00)
    • 00710 (2/2) : 3D (Aug.23, 15:30-17:10)
  • Type : Proposal of Industrial Minisymposium
  • Abstract : In the last decade, the fields of mathematics and applied mathematics have increasingly recognized the highly creative contributions by women. However, there still remains a significant gap in the percentage of women in these fields, and barriers to achievement by women persist, especially in developing countries. The Gender Gap in Science project was executed to accumulate data on this gap and to provide recommendations on how to reduce and remove barriers to women. Speakers will discuss the gender gap in mathematics globally and overview challenges and activities to address the gap. The sessions will conclude with a moderated panel discussion.
  • Organizer(s) : Carol S. Woodward, Maria Esteban, GuiYing Yan
  • Classification : 01A80
  • Speakers Info :
    • Maria Esteban (CNRS and University Paris-Dauphine)
    • Sophie Dabo (University of Lille and INRIA)
    • Motoko Kotani (Tohoku University)
    • Yukari Ito (The University of Tokyo)
    • Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb (University of Cambridge)
    • Talitha Washington (Clark Atlanta University)
    • Carol Woodward (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
    • Carol Woodward (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Talks in Minisymposium :
    • [01733] Lessons on the global mathematical community from the 'Gender Gap in Science' global survey.
      • Author(s) :
        • Maria J. Esteban (CNRS and University Paris-Dauphine)
      • Abstract : This talk will present the 'Gender Gap in Science' projet and more specifically the global survey that was carried out in order to better understand the gender gap in Academia, continent by continent, field by field. This will be completed with the description of the main results concerning Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in contrast with other scientific fields.
    • [01795] The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science
      • Author(s) :
        • Carol Woodward (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
      • Abstract : Several unions in the International Science Council formed the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) in 2020 with the goal of promoting gender equality across all science disciplines. This talk will introduce the SCGES and discuss its activities, including delivery of a webinar series, an annual reporting activity to help share activities among participants, participation in the Global Women’s Breakfast, and the release of a statement on gender equality in times of COVID-19. LLNL-ABS-844495.
    • [02048] gender diversity in Japanese concept
      • Author(s) :
        • Motoko KOTANI (Tohoku University)
      • Abstract : Japan is quite behind in gender equality and inclusive perspective. The progress is slow but steady. I would like to present the current situation and actions in Japan, in science in general, and in mathematics.
    • [02137] The African perspective about the Gender Gap in Science
      • Author(s) :
        • Sophie Dabo (INRIA- University of Lille)
        • Maria J. Esteban (CNRS and University Paris-Dauphine)
        • Colette Guillopé (University Paris Est Creteil)
        • Marie-Françoise Ouedraogo (University Joseph ki_zeRBO)
        • Marie-Françoise Roy (University of Rennes 1)
      • Abstract : In this talk, we aim to understand the results of the "Gender Gap in Science survey (2017-2019)" for African continent. We analyze in detail the gender gap in Science among scientists who are working in Africa, but also compare those results with the rest of the world, in particular to see how economical and cultural differences can affect the gender gap among scientists. Note that that survey addresses several aspects that often are not measured on bibliographic metadata such as work-life balance, family support, access to resources and sexual harassment. It is important to note also that even if the number of answers was important both in Africa as elsewhere, these numbers are small compared to the whole population of scientists. Also it is necessary to understand that the answers are often subjective because they do not correspond to questions for which the answers are quantifiable, but to how people feel about some particular topic. All this to say that what we are going to state in this talk, is just an image that probably reflects the reality, but that has to be taken with a grain of attention.
    • [02437] What we can do with Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics
      • Author(s) :
        • Yukari Ito (The University of Tokyo)
      • Abstract : Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM), the continental organization for women in mathematics in Asia and Oceania was established on August 1, 2022. There are more than 200 founding members from 18 Asian and Oceanian countries. We will have the first Inaugural meeting of AOWM in India and hybrid from 24th to 28th April 2023. I will talk about the report of the meeting and what we can do with AOWM.
    • [02658] Women in mathematics: an experience report and some facts about the European situation
      • Author(s) :
        • Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge)
      • Abstract : In this talk I will discuss some facts about the situation of female mathematicians in Europe, provide an introduction to the European Women in Mathematics (EWM) association, and give a personal account on women and mathematics in our society.
    • [02912] Panel Discussion on Gender Equality
      • Author(s) :
        • Carol Woodward (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
        • Maria J. Esteban (CNRS and University Paris-Dauphine)
        • GuiYing Yan (Shandong University)
      • Abstract : In this session, we will have a panel discussion with speakers from our minisymposium discussing the state of gender equality in science and mathematics specifically.
    • [03111] Challenges for US Women in Math and the Activities of the AWM
      • Author(s) :
        • Talitha Washington (Association for Women in Mathematics)
      • Abstract : While there have been many strides in getting more women into the mathematical sciences, the percentage of women receiving doctorates in mathematics has been decreasing. The complexities of the intersectionality of gender, race, and ethnicity warrant more diverse approaches. The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is to create a community where women can thrive. This presentation will share how AWM’s activities promote equitable opportunity for women and others of marginalized genders.