IWM's annual conference is a major event featuring invited talks by notable women mathematicians from India and abroad as well as contributed talks by early-career researchers from across India. They also provide networking opportunities for the many women delegates who are in the early stages of postgraduate studies or research.
Under this programme, well-established women mathematicians from India and abroad visit and lecture in, as far as possible, non-urban areas to promote and popularise mathematics amongst female students. The visitors deliver semi-popular talks on topics building on undergraduate mathematics.
These workshops are aimed at women of the region engaged in teaching or research, or working towards a post-graduate degree in mathematics. They are intended to expose the audience to fresh trends in research as well as opportunities for careers in research.
These six-day workshops are meant for second-year undergraduates. They involve lectures and tutorials or problem-solving sessions on select themes that complement the undergraduate curriculum. The objective is to deepen and widen students’ ability for mathematical thinking, and provide mentoring aimed at motivating them to take up a career in mathematics.
IWM mini courses are a sequence of 3 or 4 lectures on an advanced topic, intended to be accessible to a general mathematical audience. The mini courses were introduced as part of the Annual Conferences, but have now become stand-alone events. Three mini courses are planned for the 2022-23 year, to be conducted online during weekends.
The May 12 initiative celebrates women in mathematics worldwide on the birthdate of Maryam Mirzakhani. IWM is one of six regional associations that coordinate the May 12 celebrations internationally. Events include screenings of documentaries regarding women in mathematics and science, presentations on Maryam Mirzakhani's life, interviews, contests, outreach events, webinars and panel discussions.