Presidents' Reflections: Three Actions that Shaped AWM during Alice Schafer's Presidency

Volume: 
49
Issue Number: 
2
Issue: 
Mar–Apr
Year: 
2019
Authors and Affiliations: 
Column Editors: Janet Beery, University of Redlands; Francesca Bernardi, Florida State University; Kayla M. Bicol, University of Houston; Cathy Kessel, consultant

Abstract

In lieu of a reflection from Schafer, this article describes three actions to which she contributed that shaped the organization during her presidency. These illustrate some of AWM’s characteristics: extensive donations of time and energy by volunteers; respect and support (although hardly uniform!) from within the mathematical community; and sponsorship of mathematical activities as well as analysis of the situation of women in mathematics, acting as a mathematics organization as well as an advocacy organization.

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