‘Women in Maths’ is a society at the University of Bath that was started to spread awareness of women and non-binary people in academia and STEM. Chloe, the social media and publicity officer talked to us about the society and they’re upcoming events.
The society started a few years ago due to lack of representation of women and non-binary people in maths. Maths has typically been a very male-dominated industry so the society was set up so women could get involved and feel secure in their career aspirations.
The meet-ups they hold are for people of all genders to socialise and build a community where they feel safe. It’s a space to chat and share your experience and aspirations while building a community. Recently, Bath Mind charity reached out to the society to hold a two-hour workshop on how to manage your mental health and take care of yourself.
For International Women’s Day, ‘Women in Maths’ held a giveaway of a Deliveroo voucher. All you have to do to for your chance to win is sign up for the conference and answer a maths question in the comments on their Instagram. There will also be mugs as prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.
On the 17th and 18th of March, ‘Women in Maths’ is holding a conference with speakers in academia and the maths industry. On the 17th of March the speakers are three inspirational women who are all PhD students. They will be talking about their journey, the struggles they’ve faced and how they got the jobs they have now. On the 18th, there will be four women talking about their journey in the industry which will be very useful for anyone looking to get a placement or a post-graduate job.
The conference is from 2-4 on both days and anyone is welcome at the conference, you don’t have to be a woman, a student or live in Bath. To find more information follow the link on Instagram @wimbath or find the Women in Maths at Bath Uni page on Facebook.
Words by Lauren Forester