Affirmative fraction

About 19% of SIAM’s non-student members are women, but at the next SIAM Annual Meeting, 9 out of 16 invited speakers will be women. These figures imply that the fraction invited to speak will be around 5.5 times higher for women than for men.

That’s the math, which is easy. The politics? Not so easy.

[6 January 2017]

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