María J. Esteban
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Advancing Women in Mathematics Across the Americas

Mission Statement

WIMSA, Advancing Women in Mathematics Across the Americas, is an initiative at the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas (IMSA) of the University of Miami. It is a major multi-year program to promote and advance women in Mathematics, in the University of Miami, in the county of Miami-Dade, and across the Americas. Professor Mina Teicher is leading the program.

The ongoing mission of WIMSA is to empower women and girls in mathematics at every stage of their educational development. The mission is multi-level, starting at the high school level and ranging all the way to academia and knowledge-based industries.

Mathematics plays a major role in the information-based era, in the employment of the future, and in improving the welfare of the society in general. The lasting legacy of WIMSA will be increasing the STEM education and research at the University in the digital era, the creation of opportunities and a pipeline for future recruitment for women and positioning the University of Miami as an international leader of this important goal of integrating women into mathematics


  • Build a system that will facilitate an opportunity for public and private high-school female students to take advanced mathematics courses
  • Increase the number of female undergraduates enrolled in mathematics – both major and minor, and increase female participation in mathematically intensive graduate programs
  • Mentor female students in mathematics, on career opportunities in knowledge-based industries and in high-tech, and help them connect to such industries
  • Broaden the diversity and representation of female-identifying scholars in mathematics departments, from postdoctoral fellows to tenure track positions including at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Miami
  • Raise public awareness to the importance of mathematics for the work of the future and for the welfare of society


Dr. Mina Teicher
Dr. Mina Teicher is leading the Advancing Women in Mathematics Across the Americas initiative (WIMSA).

Friends of WIMSA

Emily Berlin, Co-chair
Michelle Nicolini, Co-chair