The First National Conference on Women's Applied Mathematics and Operations Research Management is Held
On July 9th-11th, 2021, the first National Conference on Women's Applied Mathematics and Operations Research Management, co-sponsored by China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) and Operations Research Society of China (ORSC) was successfully held in Yantai, China.
The conference consists of 4 invited reports, 1 short course in frontier fields, 2 free reports, 1 featured report, and a dialogue forum, attracting more than 80 scholars attended the conference to exchanging latest research findings and discuss how female scientific researchers can better cope with challenges in their work and life.
Guiying Yan, director of the Women's Working Committee of CSIAM and ORSC, said in the opening ceremony that it is a general trend to promote the development of female researchers and introduced her keynote speech which entitled “Making Operations Research More Attractive to Women” at the IFORS (International Federation of Operational Research Societies) Global Women Operations Research Forum, calling for strengthening exchanges and cooperation with international and regional women's organizations.
Regarding how young women can improve their academic ability, the guests shared their personal successful experiences in the dialogue forum, including scientific researches, family and other aspects, and they emphasized that female scientific researchers should not give up self-improvement at any time.
Science and gender equality are vital to the world reaching sustainable development goals, and in recent years much has been done to help inspire women and girls to study and work in science and technical fields. But females are still under-represented in mathematics, as shown in many gender statistics. This conference provided a good platform for scientific researchers to have in-depth exchanges and discussions on how to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls as well as encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences.