The American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Breaking Barriers for Women and Girls. AAUW  promotes  equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. and the  empowerment of women and girls around the world. They have awarded more than 3,200 international fellowships to women from 132 countries and collaborate with leading international organizations and coalitions to break through barriers for women and girls. Visit for information on  International Fellowships and Grants and Leadership courses for women and girls.  

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), founded in 1971, has over 4000 women and men members worldwide. The association issues bi-monthly newsletters and its programs include lectures, workshops, travel grants and mentoring.

The Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWIS), a North American group of about 350 members, is an independent organization with strong links to the Committee on Women in Statistics of the American Statistical Association and shares its aims of promoting the role of women in statistics.

The Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County was established in 1998 to "address and rectify women's under-representation in Information Technology" and to encourage research on the relationship between Information Technology and gender. Links to about 80 women-related sites in science, mathematics and technology, are listed.

The Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS), a committee of the American Statistical Association (ASA), carries out a number of activities during the annual Joint Statistical Meetings. COWIS works with the Caucus for Women in Statistics to coordinate the management of the Gertrude Cox Scholarship.

The European Mathematical Society’s Women and Mathematics Committee undertakes any actions which will help or promote women mathematicians in Europe. EWM holds a biennial scientic meeting and sponsors other interum conferences/meetings.

The European Women in Mathematics (EWM) is an international association of women working in the field of mathematics in Europe. It has several hundred members in over 30 European countries. Their focus is on gathering statistics about the situation of women in mathematics in Europe.

A FAO toolkit for the production of sex-disaggregated agricultural data, brochure , and press release.

Free Statistical Tools on the Web. An overview appeared in the ISI Newsletter, Volume 26, No.1 (76) 2002.

The International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), a Section of the ISI, has the highest proportion of women in its membership (27%) among all five ISI Sections.

The International Statistical Institute (ISI), where women currently constitute a little under 10% of the membership, has been welcoming more women into its ranks in recent years.

The National Academy of Sciences recently completed a study that examined how women in scientific fields are doing, relative to their male counterparts, at various stages in their academic careers. The report, “Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty,” can be ordered or skimmed at:

The Statistics Education Research Journal (SERJ)is the new electronic journal of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).  Initially SERJ will be published twice a year and will be free.

Under the Microscope, is the online component of the Women Writing Science project at The Feminist Press. It collects stories from women involved with science, technology, engineering, and math with the goal of publishing a survival guide for young women in science. Under the Microscope also publishes news, tips, interviews and profiles. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and was developed by IBM.


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